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#mycyclingweekend 5 - Did you make it out on sunny Saturday?

Still no daffodils, but plenty of sunshine, inconvenient horses, and a whole load of springtime cycling

So, we've had over a month of #mycyclingweekends to enjoy, and we're beginning to see changes to the weather and feel some encouraging changes in our legs.

We're no longer recieving photo after photo of snow and sleet, and some of us are seeing steady improvements to our strava segment times as our winter legs are shaken out. However, spring has not completely sprung yet and we're still seeing the odd smattering of rain, mixed in with the occasional sunny spell.

This week's #mycyclingweekend couldn't have been a better embodyment of this time of year as we saw a scintilating, unseasonal Saturday followed by a drizzly Sunday. But, if the response on Twitter and Instagram are anything to go by, loads of you were inspired enough by the sunshine to get out there and take some stunning photos which you've very kindly shared with us.

Our Twitter and Instagram feeds have been flooded by your incredible photos, but strangely you all seemed to steer clear of Facebook and the comments section of our pre-weekend #mycyclingweekend story. We wonder if the weather had something to do with that.

Lets just take a moment, though, to appreciate how beautiful the weather was on Saturday. Here's an absolutely glorious Kentish sunset via Instagram user Lubaib and Martin Street's photo of the Eltham Velo Cycling Club's Saturday club ride:


But of course, as we've already discussed, the weather didn't stay quite as stunningly springlike all weekend. When Sunday came along, though, more of you stuck it out and took to the overcast roads than you'd expect. And thank god you did, because otherwise we wouldn't have received some truly fantastic photos, like Philip Lawrence's run in with an enormous horse.



Without the sunshine, plenty of you still found a way to have a good time out on your bikes. Take this photo of a mother and child cycling across a bridge on Sunday via East Yorkshire CTC, and coxyboy6969's Instagram action shot of what we think is a staged crash - the smile is a dead giveaway.


#stravaproveit #mycyclingweekend

A photo posted by coxyboy6969 (@coxyboy6969) on

Mar 8, 2015 at 4:03am PDT

Us Brits weren't the only ones out enjoying the sunshine on our bikes. As usual we've received a fantastic range of photos of you riding in some of the world's most picturesque locations. Take Instagram user harvinson for example. His day of two-wheeled exploration took him north of Vancouver to Buntzen Lake. Oh, we're jealous.

If that wasn't enough, tierelantinus' photo of his Dutch dune-adjacent evening ride got our legs trembling for some seaside miles.


We also recieved photos on Facebook from Christophe Demoulin and Mark Bennett who found themselves riding in Lanzarote and Switzerland this weekend, and they managed to snap some beautiful photos while they were at it too.

Mark Bennett - Switzerland (via Facebook)

Christophe Demoulin - Lanzarote (via Facebook)

Some of us here at took advantage of the weather to get some miles in, too. And others, myself included, found ourselves stuck indoors, looking out longingly at the blazing sunshine and wishing things could be different. Oh injury, how you plague us.


Finally, ladies and gentlemen, if this rundown of your cycling weekend wasn't enough, you can find plenty more on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook by searching for the #mycyclingweekend hashtag.

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thelighterthief | 9 years ago

On the train back after my first ever sportive (ware's cambridge). I packed like I was going to be out all day but we were done in a few hours. Faster riding than I'm used to but great fun on lovely roads.

1860 | 9 years ago

N+1 rule was alive and well this weekend for me, picked up a Colnago Master Olympic. My biggest hope is that I am still within the S-1 limit.

rnick | 9 years ago

Cheering on my 6 year old in her first was a windy day and there were a few bottom lip moments going into the wind .....but Dad held it together. Still awaiting forgiveness for failing to mention it was 5 laps of the BIG track, not the little one. Thanks to all at Clifton York for a great morning & cheering on the little racers.

climber | 9 years ago

"Still no daffodils" - plenty of spring onions though.

antonio | 9 years ago

My first time trial this year, NLTTA 10, good event.

VecchioJo | 9 years ago

ride out in the sunny Sussex countryside where a lot of my route seemed to be against the flow of the Puncheur sportive, cue a lot of confused faces as i was going The Wrong Way.

stopped to do a new bike tinker and take this picture, where a man pedalling along with binoculars around his neck stopped to inform me that there was a Brown Crow in the field to the left, which are quite rare apparently. i didn't know you could get Brown Crows, every day's a school day.

Alan Tullett | 9 years ago

Winner of Saul Ike road race, Kingston, Cambridgeshire run by CCC.

Little ride around and see finish of race. Not sure who he is though.

Plumieux | 9 years ago

Re-fuelling in St Jean-Brévelay under sunny Breton skies

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