A new study has used data from Instagram to rank the world’s best cities for a scenic bike ride and at the top of the list is Chiang Mai in Thailand with Amsterdam in second place.
The UK had three cities in the top ten, Bristol in fifth, Cambridge in sixth and London in ten.
Mike Rees, CEO of MoneyBeach.co.uk, which sponsored the study, said: “We wanted to find out which city is proving to be the most popular and scenic for cyclists.”
To rank cities, MoneyBeach analyzed 350,000 city-specific cycling hashtags on Instagram to find out which city has the most cyclists sharing their photos.
The results were then weighted against the size of the city to crown the best place to ride.
The full list is below – are there any glaring omissions or maybe some unusual candidates?
1. Chiang Mai, Thailand
2. Miami, United States of America
3. Paris, France
4. Beirut, Lebanon
5. Bristol, United Kingdom
6. Cambridge, UK
7. Barcelona, Spain
8. London, United Kingdom
9. Dublin, Ireland
10. Athens, Greece
11. Amsterdam, Netherlands
12. Copenhagen, Denmark
13. Bath, United Kingdom
14. Florence, Italy
15. Atlanta, United States of America
16. Seattle, United States of America
17. Taipei, Taiwan
18. Warsaw, Poland
19. Berlin, Germany
20. Oxford, United Kingdom