The Green Jersey are proud to play host to Rob Lee and his Season.19 photography exhibition.
Event tickets will be released in May, but feel free to come and look at the Season.19 exhibition during the day if you don't manage to get your hands on a ticket! The cafe and shop will be open until 7pm and the exhibition will remain at The Green Jersey for a short while after this event.
Who is Rob Lee?
Rob Lee is a coach and bike fitter living in the deep South West of England. Coaching everyone, from weekend warrior to ex-olympian, his current clients include the reigning female 24 hour time trial World Champion, a professional motor racing driver on the Porsche Factory team, and an ex-olympic and World Championships mountain bike team member. His bike fitting work is performed exclusively for aerodynamics experts Drag2Zero where he has worked with many pro and amateur athletes including the current Olympic triathlon champion, several of the fastest British IRONMAN athletes, and a top ten finisher of the Tour de France.
When he’s not making someone else go faster on a bike he can often be found on one himself! He was an elite xc mountain bike racer in the late 90s before moving into solo 12 and 24 hour in 2003. From here he created his own brand of notoriety for doing long, daft challenges (his words, not ours) and then telling tall stories about them. He was the first rider to attempt, and break, the South Downs Double record unsupported, and one of the original “Blue dots” as a pioneer of online tracking for bike events and challenges. He owned and managed the Extreme Endurance (which later became IronHorse Extreme, and then Syncros Endurance) which was aimed at finding and developing new talent. Athlete’s of Extreme Endurance included the likes of Ant White (multiple Mountain Mayhem winner) Josh Ibbett (TransContinental winner) and Rich Rothwell (Masters 24 Hour mountain bike World Champion) Rob was inducted into the UK Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2013.
Long before his obsession with all things bike one of Rob’s first interests as a young adult was black and white photography. He studied photography, art, graphic design, print, and business management at college and university. His first career was in commercial print, which ran alongside his racing exploits for many years, before he moved into bike world employment exclusively in 2004. Jen, Rob’s wife and training partner, is a graphic designer and photographer by trade and Season.19 is their combined vision, a labour of love. Technology has moved-on beyond recognition, Rob’s old photography skills are almost forgotten, but the eye for the image is still strong. Their goal is to capture the feeling and emotions experienced by the cyclist; the sights and glimpses of a world that only those who travel, exposed to the elements, under their own steam, can appreciate.