A world view

Behind the scenes at the Cycling World Champs 2019

All photography: Kitty Pemberton-Platt

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We can’t help but love voyeurism and what is often described as an escapism from our own lives. It’s also endearing to witness the everyday when it’s not yours. Turning what could be seen as normal into something novel and questioning your view of the world by looking through the experience of someone else’s. Below is a peak behind the peloton and an insight into what happened before and after these incredible athletes performed on the world stage.


Friday 14:30

Tiffany Cromwell, Team Australia. Location: Team hotel

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The rain continued to pour as did the Yorkshire Tea. Whilst the weather can’t be controlled, final routines can be.

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Wearing and washing

the uniform 24 hours before they raced.

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Friday 16:00

Hannah and Alice Barnes, Team GB. Location: Team hotel

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Eyewear was chosen and uniform was hanging ready for British battle on home roads.

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“I collect gin

from all the places I race at” - Hannah

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Nails and massages

were completed for the entire team including a Yorkshire Tea themed design for Lizzy Banks.

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Saturday 10:00

Location: Team bus car park, Bradford

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Headphone size, type of footwear or the way they styled their slouch-wear. The outfits chosen for the car park required the perfect blend of comfort, consideration and pockets. 

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The most popular bus in the car park. Team GB walked out oozing patriotic style, zipped up with layers to keep them warm as the world tuned in. 

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Saturday 1630

Location: Team buses, Harrogate

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Crowds of people

waited near the team buses to get a glimpse of their hometown heroes.

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Saturday 1730

Location: Team buses, Harrogate

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“We’ve booked a table for 22 of us and I’m definitely going to get a burger” - Hannah

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Kitty Pemberton-Platt