If you’re into cycling photography, you’ll almost certainly have heard of husband-and-wife team Jered and Ashley Gruber, who spend their year following the sport around the world and come back with some stunning images – and now, you can buy an art quality calendar of their work, with the pictures suitable for framing afterwards.
At £25 plus postage and packing, Jered and Ashley admit the calendar, which is printed in the UK, is not cheap. But another way of looking at it is that you get 13 limited edition prints – the calendar is limited to 500 copies – at less than £2 each.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Gruber Images 2014 Calendar features 13 months worth of dates, running from January 2014 through to January 2015. Each month contains one stunning image from the cycling world to keep you inspired throughout the year. With breathtaking panoramas and intimate portraits, the Gruber Images calendar is the perfect gift for dedicated cyclists.
This calendar is a small collection of Jered and Ashley's year in pictures - from the cobbled classics of the spring, to the high mountains of the Alps and Dolomiti, and finishing in the flying mud of the cyclocross season.
In addition to just being a Calendar, each leaf has two perforations, one horizontal and one vertical to enable the buyer to separate the image from the dates. With this you're not just receiving a calendar, you're receiving thirteen high quality prints that you can frame and make your own.
The Calendar itself is 225mm x 500mm in size and has fourteen leaves plus a special high quality blind embossed front cover and board back to save that 'wobbly' feel you get from many Calendars. This calendar oozes quality throughout, from the embossed front cover through to the recycled fine art paper it's printed on.
Pre-orders are currently being taken here, with delivery expected in the third week of December.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.