Eight pictures that will make you excited to ride this autumn

If you're not keen to say goodbye to summer cycling, take a look at these autumn photos for inspiration

(Photo: Instagram/elmesteri)

Autumn is here and it's a great time of year to cycle. While the (sometimes) hot and dry conditions of the summer are behind us, everything just looks that much more stunning in the autumn conditions.

The falling leaves, the low sun and the milder conditions make for excellent cycling and it also makes your Instagram pictures look so much better as well.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.