As well as recording our rides on Strava, as cyclists we love to share where we’ve ridden with a great photo. From the pixelated photos of cloudy Yorkshire to the 4k drone shots in the south of France, they all count. To celebrate World Photo Day we’ve selected a few of our favourite cycling photos, pictures that continue to inspire us (and hopefully you) to travel and explore the world.
Rapha – The DolomitesEvery year we find ourselves counting down the days until the next Maratona dles Dolomites. The famous sportive is one of our favourites in Europe which is why this photo from Rapha stands out to us so much. The peaceful but majestic mountains provide an incredible cycling backdrop and one that is, in our opinion, accurately reflected in this picture. It’s a place that all keen cyclists need to ride and doing so alongside thousands of others in the Maratona is an experience you will never forget.
Chris McKnight – Peak District As this picture proves, sometimes the best places to ride are right on our doorstep. The Peak District is home to smooth roads, rolling hills and picturesque local villages. It’s perfect for cycling and, on a day like this, who would want to be anywhere else?
Hellhommus – NC4000Erik Nohlin and Rita Jett are currently riding their way from Lake Garda to North Cape. The 4200km route runs through 10 countries and, with no time limits and just 4 checkpoints, it’s a truly unique riding adventure. This picture sums up their expedition and reminds us of the true freedom that comes with riding a bike.
The Pyrenees makes up some of the most iconic stages in the Tour de France. This year, the riders took on the Col de Portet and Jered Gruber, the now famous cycling photographer, managed to capture this special moment on the way up. The Portet isn’t one of the most common climbs in the Pyrenees but provided a great stage in this years Tour. You can follow in the path of legends by taking on the Portet, Tourmalet, d’Abisque and others on our Pyrenees Cycling Holiday. If you manage to recreate this picture then we’d love to see it!
Dronieguy – Mallorca (Cap Formentor)
Cap Formentor, in the far north of Mallorca, is an iconic feature of the island. The winding road leading up to the lighthouse has been photographed thousands of times by cyclists and other travellers. This image, however, shows the famous landmark in a new light and emphasises the lighthouse’s precarious position on the edge of the rocks. Make sure to visit this part of the island when cycling in Mallorca and send us your best photos of the stunning lighthouse.