Nine tweets and instagrams that caught our eye from the world of mountain biking

Social media is great for getting a behind the scenes look at the lives of the pros in our sport. Now that the season is winding down they’ve been up to all sorts. Here’s our run down of the Tweets and Instagrams that caught our eye this week.

1. Steve Peat is sporting some questionable face fuzz.

2. Tracy Moseley calls it a day on her full-time racing career after securing her third World Championships with a win in Finale Ligure.

3. Hands up who expected Josh Bryceland to read Chomsky, certainly not us!

Tweets 08:10:15 Brycleand Chomsky

“This book is powerful. Thanks for the lend!”

4. Gee Atherton successfully chased down 335 riders at the Foxhunt in Rostrevor. Watch the full video here.

5. A Throwback Thursday from Ben Deakin. Summer laps with Brendan Fairclough and Matt Jones.

6. We unfortunately had to say farewell to another legend this weekend as Fabien Barel retires.

Tweets 08:10:15 Barel retirement

“A happy end for a happy career – Thank you so much for all the great messages and the amazing support”

7. Nico Vink has been showing off his Slayer themed custom bike ready for Rampage.

Tweets 08:10:15 Vink slayer bike

“Keep an eye out, bike check edit dropping soon. Thanks Scott, Hope, Cane Creek and Ohlins for hooking me up with this beauty.”

8. Yeti showed utter domination at the EWS last weekend. There’s plenty more to come from Jared Graves and Richie Rude.

Tweets 08:15:10 Graves EWS

” Some post race shennanigans. The start of some good end of season celebrations for my EWS race win and Richie Rude’s overall win. What a day!”

9.  Even though he’s not competing, Olly Wilkins will still be heading out to the Rampage dig site and getting some cheeky riding in.