Trouée d’Arenberg – The Bicycle Art of Dave Flitcroft

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Name of artist: Dave Flitcroft

About the artist: Dave retired from the U.K. Police in 2009 and moved to France with his wife. He and his wife Sue are longtime tandem cycletourists and chose to live in Charente, near Limousin and Dordogne for the amazing cycling the traffic free lanes offer. In 2014 Dave started to sell his art.

Title of piece: Trouée d’Arenberg

Trouée d’Arenberg, by Dave Flitcroft. Soft pastel.

About the piece: The spring cycling classic Paris-Roubaix is renown for the sections of pavé it traverses. The Trouee d’Arenberg is one of the hardest sections and is legendary in its severity. Many sporting cyclists emulate their heroes by riding the roads. I wanted to capture the essence of riding this route alone in bleak winter.

Medium: Soft pastel, 48 x 38cm

Artist’s statement: Dave aims to capture the feeling of a bike ride through art. Whether it’s the silence and isolation of a cobbled track in a forest, the thrill of a descent, the effort of a climb, or the joy of seeing wildflowers and animals in the roadside verge. He finds art and cycling to be perfect companions, one feeds the other. 

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