Richard Mitchelson's Grand Tour

A Two-wheeled, Chain-driven Interactive Artistic Adventure

Richard Mitchelson

Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Velodrome Publishing
Illustration :
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ISBN : 9781911162018
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 10.62 X 8.66 inches
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Pens replace pneux and pencils are your peloton as the doyen of British cycle illustrators, Richard Mitchelson, leads you on a magnificent ride through an entire season of grand-tour racing. Fun, dynamic, interactive, and entertaining, Richard Mitchelson's Grand Tour is infused with a ‘broom-wagon' full of cycling style, culture, history and humour.

Prepare for the Giro d'Italia by personalizing your race-jersey and cap, or chose to create one of those sported by 'maglia rosa' legends down the years. Select your ride, study the route of the Gran Corsa or just design your own road to Milan. Get creative on the Passo dello Stelvio and ‘copy Coppi' with an Il Campionissimo Dot to Dotti. Move on to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, design your very own ‘Grand Boucle' and fill in your race number on the board. Become inspired by colouring the cobblestones of the north's Arenburg forest, paint your name alongside the legends on the scorched Summer climb of the Col de Tourmalet, and quickly unleash some paints or pens to ensure the colours are in place at an old velodrome before the riders arrive. Party with the icons of the sport - Laurent, Bernard, Gino, Bradley, Fausto, Tom, Eddy, Richard, Marco, Sean, Jacques, Greg, Raymond, Miguel - before showing them your true colours as you progress to Spain's famed grand tour, the Veulta a España, the Alto de l'Anglirn and other terrifying Iberian climbs. The finishing line is wherever you want it to be.

Grand Tour is a joyful celebration and an inspired, magical journey through cycling's greatest races. For the ride you'll need some pens, pencils and a devastating amount of cycling 'panache'.

About The Author

Richard Mitchelson is originally from Yorkshire, Britain’s cycling heartland, but is now based in the South Downs just near Brighton. He worked as Lead Animator at London’s Mind Candy studio managing a fantastic team and animating fun, engaging characters for the hit kids brand Moshi Monsters. He now creates animation, illustration, and design for clients such as: Oakley, Mark Cavendish, Howies, Team Sky Pro Cycling, British Cycling and 2015 Tour De France Champion Chris Froome.He is much celebrated for his work for Rouleur Magazine having documented famous races and cyclists in his simple, bold, clean style. His main inspiration comes from commercial artwork of the 1950s and the fast- paced, action packed, character-filled world of cycle racing. When not drawing Richard can be found with his family, or on his bicycle, or running somewhere over the South Downs as a Strava Local London Influencer.


fun and interesting all velofanatam and will see the main race of the season from an unusual angle. Waiting for good weather for the training you can prepare for the "Tour de France", design your jersey, or, for example, draw a portrait of one of the cycling legends. Choose your favorite stage race, offer the route of each stage, be inventive, razrisuy slope "Tourmalet" words of support your favorite driver or create a design of their own team bikes...not disappoint any fan of cycling!

- Gruppetto Magazine (Russia), June 2016

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