Sign up for our newsletter


Yorkshire Dales most popular cycling spot on Instagram in UK

Joe Robinson
1 Feb 2018

The Yorkshire Dales beats Richmond Park and Cambridge as destination with most cycling related posts

The Yorkshire Dales have been named the most popular cycling spot of 2017 on Instagram, beating Richmond Park and Cambridge.

Last year, users of the Instagram app uploaded 4,836 posts relating to cycling in the Dales of Yorkshire, 2,000 more than Richmond Park and 3,500 more than Cambridge.

Hotel chain Premier Inn compiled the data revealing the top 10 most photographed cycling spots in which the beautiful Yorkshire countryside came out on top.

This should come as no surprise considering the booming popularity of the sport in the Northern county. Ever since Yorkshire hosted the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014, the Dales and Moors have become pilgrimages for cyclists around the UK. 

The county has also embraced its own men's and women's stage race, the Tour de Yorkshire, and will host the 2019 UCI World Championships.

A deeper look into the top 10 reveals little in the way of surprises with popular cycling destinations such as the Brecon Beacons, then Peak District and Box Hill all making the list.


The UK's 10 most Instagrammed cycling spots

1. The Yorkshire Dales – 4,836 cycling related posts
2. London’s Richmond Park – 2,987 posts
3. Cambridge – 1,335 posts
4. Dartmoor – 1,189 posts
5. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park – 887 posts
6. Peak District – 867 posts
7. Fort William – 833 posts
8. Box Hill, Surrey – 807 posts
9. South Downs, Sussex – 801 posts
10. Brecon Beacons – 780 posts

Read more about: