What do you do for a living?

I’m a freelance photographer and cameraman. You can check out my work at www.sam-finney.com.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about film and photography mainly, but cycling is up there too. I think that’s one of the appeals of Temple Cycles; not only do they build practical bicycles, but they also have a keen eye for design and visual assets; their photography is always great, and the products they sell are extremely photogenic.

How long have you been a cyclist?

I’ve been cycling for approximately 21 of my 26 years alive.

What bike are you riding?

A custom Temple Cycles, built by Matt, and utilising some specialist components from various sources. You won’t see another one like it, which is nice.

What appeals to you about cycling?

It’s a bit of a cliché, but cycling truly does give you a sense of freedom, whether it’s on a daily commute or a pleasure cruise. You also get to see parts of the world (both hometown or abroad) which you’d never see otherwise.

How often do you ride?

Whenever I leave the house, which is most days.

What’s your favourite cycle route or destination?

I’ve done a couple of longer tours, one to Berlin and one to Biarritz. The south- west coast of France is excellent for cycling – winding paths through pine forests, alongside glorious beaches. Central Germany was good too – an example of seeing parts of the world you’d never see otherwise, and some strange people.

Published from Velorution Magazine Issue 5