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Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2, Deep shadows – SOLD

The Tour of Britain crossed the border to Devon in glorious autumn sunshine. A real scorcher! Very beautiful course, especially through Dartmouth and finishing in Exeter. Just to remind us how lovely the UK is when the sun shines! I loved making this image, as the shadows were so deep, almost black, against the olive green trees and somewhat Mediterranean sky – Artistic licence? You decide!

Sold -Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2 - Deep shadows
Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2 – Deep shadows, SOLD

Media: Original watercolour with pen and ink and pastel
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Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1 - Cornwall, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1, Cornwall

Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1 - Cornwall, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1 – Cornwall

The Tour of Britain began today in Cornwall, visiting the county (country?) for the first time. It’s an incredible part of the UK, independent and unruly, characteristics echoed by the course, which ran along impossibly narrow lanes, steep climbs and sudden twists. The crowds were fantastic and the flags of Cornwall out in force along the route. A lovely start to this year’s race.

Media: Original watercolour with pen and ink
Image size: 17.5cm x 17.5cm / 6.75in x 6.75in

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Coming to Wrexham, Tour of Britain, Stage 1, by Maxine Dodd

Tour of Britain: Coming to Wrexham

Coming to Wrexham, Tour of Britain, Stage 1, by Maxine Dodd
Coming to Wrexham, Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain is one of my favourite races – not surprising really! Like any race on ‘home’ territory, for a fan, it’s lovely to see star riders from your own country alongside top teams and riders from across the world. When they come past your own front door almost – it’s a great feeling and spectacle. The race has a long history and always marks the start of autumn for me – so the light is great and scenery beautiful.

Here then, is one for cycling fans from Wrexham – which I made the last time the Tour came by in 2015. This picture is a favourite – I love making panoramas, the perfect shape for a wide view of the peloton.

The 2021 race starts tomorrow and will travel to Wales, so it will be great to see scenes like this once more.

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 6 – Sidmouth to Haytor

Hello! Stage 6 took a route through the county of Devon, from the beaches at Sidmouth up inland on to Dartmoor, finishing high up on Haytor. The weather wasn’t kind – wet and windy, riders and fans passing through dark lanes shrouded by tall trees – definitely the place to meet a highwayman in older days! The race was tough going but still plenty of fans out on the route. Team Sky looked strong through much of the stage and it was their rider, Wout Poels who took the win with the yellow jersey passing to Stephen Cummings. All poised brilliantly for Stage 7. Here are my drawings:

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 5 – Aberdare to Bath

Hello! Stage 5 traversed the country from South Wales back into England through the Wye Valley, the county of Gloucestershire finishing in the renowned city of Bath in Somerset. Crowds were amazing yet again, hundreds turning out to congratulate the riders and cheer them along the way. A fantastic stage with a four-man breakaway for the last 50m. In the final sprint, Jack Bauer took the stage win in a brilliant dash to the line. Here are my drawings:

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 4 – Denbigh to Builth Wells

Hello!  Stage 4 saw the Tour of Britain cross the border from England into Wales, following the longest route of this year’s race through the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Powys and across the steep terrain of the Welsh mountains. It was a fine, sunny day and my eye was just caught by the intense shadows, leading me to experiment with extremes of line, shade and colour. A fantastic sprint to the finish saw Dylan Groenewegen and Dan McLay battle it out, with Groenewegen taking victory.  Here are my drawings:

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 3 – Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford

Hello!  Stage 3 saw the Tour of Britain move further south and west to the county of Cheshire -for the first time and certainly not the last. A lovely county with hills and dales and very enthusiastic cycling fans. The people were out in great numbers, from schools to cycling clubs and everyone in between! Villages and towns were festooned with orange bikes – great support from the people of Cheshire. They were rewarded with a phenomenal performance by Ian Stannard of Team Sky, who made a solo break and held his lead to take the win. Brill!  Here are my drawings:

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Cycling, art, Julien Vermote, Maxine Dodd

Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 2 – Carlisle to Kendal

Hello!  Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain moved down from Scotland to England in the county of Cumbria with inevitably changeable weather. The race began in sunshine and finished in dark rain and mist. The course covered several punishing climbs, including one appropriately named, The Struggle. It was a hard day but plenty of fans – riders themselves out with their bikes – were up on the hills to give support. A delighted Julien Vermote burst away from Stephen Cummings on the last climb to take the win. He looked amazed as he crossed the line – a great day’s work! Here are my drawings:

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 1 – Glasgow to Castle Douglas

Hello!  September sees cycling back in the UK, with the Tour of Britain. I love this race, not just because it takes place at home but because it attracts an interesting mix of teams and riders. I like its intensity and with the competition taking place in one week, there’s great racing to enjoy. Stage 1 began in Glasgow and followed a gorgeous route through rolling countryside and villages to Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway – really pretty! The race went well until a collision at the end took out Mark Cavendish, Elia Viviani and Dylan Groenewegen from the sprint, leaving the way for a great battle to the line between Caleb Ewan and Andre Greipel, the latter taking the win. A great start! Here are my drawings:

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