If you had your way, you’d be in the saddle every day, but even the most enthusiastic peddler must sometimes take a break from the bike. Fortunately, thanks to Instagram, there’s another way to get your fix when ride-less days arise.
The cycling community on Instagram is thriving. Some come for the #bikeporn, others for the #kitspiration, others for the inevitable #foreverbuttphotos. There’s also plenty of talented professional photographers, inspiring world travels, gear junkies, and artistic #baaw (that’s “bike against a wall”) grams for your viewing pleasure.
Brands and bloggers consistently flood feeds with inspiring imagery. Follow Team Sky for regular updates from the racing world. Follow Black Sheep Cycling and Rapha for sartorial snaps. Follow Bike Magazine and Peloton Magazine to keep up with the latest news, and folks like Mission Bicycle and Mash to stay abreast of the latest shop talk.
If you live and breathe the bike life 24/7, sites like The Radavist, The Cyclingsnob, and No Life Like This Life are there to share your passion. They’re joined by pro photographers whose masterful snaps capture everything from the excitement of race day to the adrenaline rush of downhill mountain biking. Jered Gruber and Kristof Ramon are two of the greats you’ll find above.
And let’s not neglect the lifestyle shots. Cycling isn’t just about professional athletes and pricey gear – it’s also about adventure. Your wanderlust is guaranteed to be stoked by the accounts from Amaya Williams, Darren Alff, and Bike Touring, who are bravely exploring our planet on two wheels.
Or maybe your idea of “adventurous” is the fearless footwear found on Sock Doping. You’ll find those colourful creations, and plenty more, in our picks for the best Instagrams for cyclists.