Paul Francis Cooper is a cycling writer and photographer. A qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography in the specialist area of sport, he provides pictures and words for ‘Pedal Power,’ the popular, fortnightly cycling column in the sports pages of the Liverpool Echo.
His reports and photographs of cyclists and cycling include amateur and open events in the North West of England, British Classics and the major European Grand Tours and Classics. Currently he is researching a book for Mousehold Press on the career of Merseysider Steve Cummings; Track World Champion, Commonwealth gold and Olympic silver medalist, and leading World Tour rider.
Paul’s background includes university teaching and professional management and he has written nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects from cycling to philosophy and public management. And, in addition to photographing and writing about the sport of cycling, he also works successfully as a freelance leadership and management consultant, applying his knowledge of successful approaches in cycling to teamwork, leadership and people development in areas beyond sport.
Former triathlete, cross-Mersey swimmer and longstanding member of Liverpool Century Road Cycling Club, Paul rides, though no longer competitively, in England and Europe.
If you are interested in learning more about Paul’s work or in any of the photographs in his featured galleries, please email Paul via our contacts page or visit Paul’s website: www.paulfranciscooper.co.uk
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