This #mycyclingweekend had to be a big one if we were going to compete with that rabble running around Somerset fields listening to Kanye West and Paul Weller. Fortunately, you lot made it monumental.
You sent us some of the most beautiful snapshots of your cycling life that we’ve ever received through #mycyclingweekend - here are five just to whet your appetite:
— Wayne Hubbard (@chairlgcc) June 28, 2015
— jane rees (@ladystannard) June 27, 2015
You weren't the only ones cycling through mountainous beauty this weekend. Our editor "Ton" Farrelly had a great time with the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo - which he talks about in great detail here - despite a somewhat impersonal typo from the American bike manufacturers.
— tony farrelly (@roadcctony) June 27, 2015
Elsewhere, you guys were enjoying events, group rides, family days out, and all sorts of other cycling-related bits and bobs.
You'll remember in our pre-#mycyclingweekend piece we gave you a couple of ideas of alternative cycling-themed days out to take your minds off of not being at Glastonbury.
It appears at least one of you heeded our advice. Depending on your tastes you'll think it either fo that we're not about to pepper your retinas with images from Bristol's Naked Bike Ride, rather we've got Marc Walker's shots from his day out at the British Cycling National Road Championships in Lincoln. Peter Kennaugh and Lizzie Armitstead walked away with the men's and women's titles, if you're interested.
— Marc Walker (@marcgwalker) June 27, 2015
Over in the Netherlands hundreds of cyclists, including Instagram user Mike Fortgens, took part in Toerversie Utrecht. Celebrating the imminent Grand Depart from the Dutch province Utrecht, the 150km sportive took a scenic ride around the city and the surrounding countryside; as you can see below:
Cycling is so much more than a sport for the hardy, it's a lifestyle. It's a family activity; an opportunity for father-son bonding. Twitter user ShoestringCycle and his son did just that this weekend, and it looks like they had a great time.
— Shoestring Cycling (@ShoestringCycle) June 27, 2015
Some of you out there didn't have quite such a good weekend in the saddle. Cycling is an inherrently safe activity, but as well are all aware, when you mix cyclists and larger, faster, and heavier vehicles controlled by fallible human beings, collisions are inevitable - and usually there's only one loser in an impact between car and cyclist.
Karl Smith was unlucky to be on the bad end of a 25mph collision with a car. A broken sternum and a broken vertebra later, here he is, recovering.
— Karl Smith (@KarlSmith1979) June 28, 2015
We hope you have a speedy recovery Karl.
There were plenty of other road.cc team memebers out and about on the roads this #mycyclingweekend. Two of our bike testers, Caven O'Hara and Stu Kerton were wheeling about.
Caven found himself up an Alp, and Stu was out relishing a ride around the Derbyshire lanes on a Mason Definition, a bike which he treasures after buying a frame - which he built and blogged about - after he reviewed one, here.
— Caven O'Hara (@caveno) June 27, 2015
Inexcusably, I didn't make it out on my bike this weekend. I chickened out of the heat after having a less-than pleasant experience overexerting myself in close-to 40°C. I'll work on my heat management, and get back to you guys.
In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for some #mycyclingweekend embelishing features popping up on the site over the next week. Both our DealCatcher and RideCatcher features have the potential to make your weekends significantly more cycling-centric.
Before then carry on tweeting, Instagramming and Facebooking your #mycyclingweekend photos to us by including the hashtag in a post on your social-media-platform-of-choice.