Where would cycling be without those finish line photos, the inspiring images of women toughing it out on those gruelling climbs, or the snaps that perfectly capture the fun and spirit of cycling.

To celebrate the day of photos, we've pooled together some of our favourites from riders, athletes and events over the past year. Get ready to feel inspired...

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A clean season of wins and record breaking has secured Rachel Atherton the 2016 World Cup Champion title.

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50 Strongher women cycled to Paris in a mammoth road ride, and celebrated in style at the Eiffel Tower.

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TWC's Editor found her own cycling adventure in France, discovering the beautiful sights and smashing those killer climbs in the Pyrenees and Provence.

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Dani King shows her love and support for fellow cyclist and friend, Laura Trott as she demonstrates outstanding performance at the Olympic Games this year.

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And who can forget the outstanding efforts women across the globe made for this years Rapha 100

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Then there's the women who just want to hang out with friends and shred some trails together

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We've seen young stars in the making at the Prudential Ride London

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We are loving Team China's Cycling helmets at the Rio Games this year!

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After the slam that Annemiek van Vleuten suffered in the women's road event at the Olympics, we're relieved to see she's recovering well.

It's wonderful to see the passion, fun and spirit in Women's Cycling through these photos, and if you don't fancy getting out on the bike now... then nothing will.

Post us your favourite cycling photos which show what your bike means to you...

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