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12 of the best Instagram cycling accounts to follow

Need cycling inspiration? Look no further than Instagram and 12 of our favourite people and brands to follow

Do you use Instagram? Over 400 million people do, and a reasonable percentage of them are cyclists.

From keen cyclists using the app to share their adventures on a bicycle, and professional racing cyclists and photographers travelling the world and reporting from the biggest races, there's something for everyone.

If you’re new to Instagram or looking for some new accounts to follow, here are some of our faves. Got a favourite? Then why not share them in the comments section.

100copies

@100copies

Like bicycle art? 100copies feature a growing collection of limited edition prints and sculptures inspired by cycling, and it's jolly nice.

 

Feather Cycles

@feathercycles

One of the new breed of UK frame builders, Feather Cycles provides a fascinating insight into the process of building a steel bicycle frame.

@liam0552

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Martyn Ashton

@martynashton

If it's inspiration you seek, look no further than Martyn Ashton. A legend.

 

Ray Napoles

@onthebackfoot

If you like to think cycling was better in the olden days, this is a good account to follow, with themes like #mapeimonday, #faustocoppifriday and #seankellysunday.

@risemeccanica

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Kristof Ramon

@kramon_velophoto

One of my favourite cycling photographers, Belgian Kramon only got into cycling photography a few years ago but has made a name for himself with some really inspiring photos from the professional peloton.

slingshot relay by track masters @iljokeisse & @michaelmorkov at #Gent6

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Jered Gruber

@jeredgruber

If ever there was someone's photography who could make you reach for your passport (or just make you very jealous), it’s Jered Gruber with some of the best cycling photos on Instagram. Jaw-dropping stuff.

Late in the day, following wheels, almost home. #chasingfall15 #bicyclingmag

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Rapha

@rapha

British clothing brand has an active Instagram profile and it uses it to share some of its lovely photography, which has always been a big part of the brand's identity

 

Strava

https://instagram.com/stravacycling/

If you’re a Strava addict, you’ll want to follow its Instagram page for more behind-the-scenes stuff from the company that made segments and kom common words amongst cyclists

L’Eroica was first run in 1997 as a protest of sorts against the inexorable tide of progress, represented in this case by the paving of Chianti’s innumerable dirt roads. Dirt is a relative term for the road surfaces here – some are in pristine, hard-packed, almost pavement-like condition; while others are rough, strewn with large rocks, prone to tire sucking sands, and are altogether violent, unforgiving stretches of “road.” So, strade bianche seems more accurate – white roads. With so many different possibilities on each stretch of road, the only thing they all have in common is their sun-blasted whiteness. #StravaStories #LEROICA words and images by @jeredgruber and @ashleygruber. (Url in profile)

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Team Sky

@teamsky

If you’re a fan of Team Sky then you’ll definitely want to be following them on Instagram, for the inside track on the tram from the biggest races

Freezing our **** off ❄️

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Castelli Cycling

@castellicycling

Brimming with cool cycle clothing designs, and quite a lot of custom US stuff too

More #tbt Cipo!!!

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Mark Cavendish

@markcavendish

What does a professional racing cyclist get up to when not racing or training?

What to do on a rest Great Britain Track Team rest day...? Visit the top of a volcano...

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road.cc

@road.cc

And lastly, it's us! Yes, the humble road.cc Instagram account. Check it out for some behind-the-scenes photography as well as snippets from bike launches and shows

Top of the Eremo. Quite high. Very hard

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Any good Instagram accounts you follow and want to share with us?

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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