There was good weather for this year's Shrewsbury Grand Prix, and thousands of people turned out to watch the annual cycling event.
Enthusiasts and professional cyclists from across the UK raced through the town centre's tight, narrow streets in fast-paced timed circuits.
The route winds from the Square, along High Street, Shoplatch, St John's Hill, Cross Hill, Swan Hill, College Hill, Princess Street, Milk Street and then back on to High Street.
Sports photography couldn't be more different from the landscape photography that forms the bulk of our everyday work - it's a completely different set of rules.
You can't take your time, you can't wait out the weather and you absolutely can't come back another day if the light isn't right. Anything can happen in an instant and there is little room for error.
Being a team of two photographers made life much easier as we were able to cover more ground between us, coming up with different angles and perspectives.
We set out with the aim of capturing two contrasting types of pictures - sporting images of cyclists, and shots with a definite emphasis on Shrewsbury.
Different pictures have different uses. Images of cyclists can be used for traditional stock photography, while location shots are ideal to promote Shrewsbury as a tourist destination.
As you can see from the pictures below we definitely achieved both types, and it was a good challenge that provided an interesting contrast to our usual work.
When shooting landscapes I typically use aperture priority (fixed aperture), but when it comes to sports, with fast-moving subjects, this doesn't work as well.
Shutter priority (fixed shutter speed) is far more useful as you can be certain you've frozen your subject with 1/500 sec or faster, or you could use 1/200 sec or slower and follow a rider to achieve a blurred background.
Equipment used: Nikon D800, D700, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, Fuji X-T1, X-Pro1, 55-200mm, 35mm
By John Hayward