■ As a keen cyclist I appreciate how important it is to capture that feeling of speed in images of the sport. It’s often worth trying lower shutter speeds than your instincts suggest to capture dramatic motion blur.
■ Mark Pain’s images from the Velodrome at the 2012 Olympics are a great example of how to do cycling shots right. Mark covered the event from a reportage perspective, but got some fantastic creative shots too.
■ I’ve started using flash far more than I used to at sporting events – I end up being closer to the action, using a wider lens. Make sure you take a reliable set of batteries and a diffuser, and be aware of your fellow spectators.