ALl our favourite Tweets and Instagrams from the past seven days in mountain biking

In a week that saw us all sheltering from Storm Barney and praying for summer to return, the pros have been keeping us amused with their social media musings. Here are our top picks:

1. One of these two looks far more excited than the other. Are trail cats the new trail dogs?

2. This is genuinely heartwarming to see. Martyn Ashton is back on his feet thanks to a parawalker.

3. Steve Peat announced his retirement this week. Cheers to the legend himself.

tweets 20:11:15 Peaty

“Yesterday certainly gave me a lot to think about and brought back loads of memories! I just want to say a massive thanks to you all for the nice comments and well wishes. 2016 will be a fun one!!”

4. …And Santa Cruz has commemorated it in the only way it knows how.

Tweets 20:11:15 Santa Cruz

The time Steve Peat was World Champion. 2009 Canberra Australia.

5. Rachel Atherton has been nominated for the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year award. You can vote for her by tweeting #AWAtherton.

6. Olly Wilkins shows his usual tongue-out style in the Surrey Hills

7. Greg Minnaar has been strutting his funky stuff in central London this week.

Tweets 20:11:15 Minnaar

“Greg Minnaar is coming to Soho Bikes this week for Soho Bikes TV. Tweet me any questions for him”

8. Thankfully we’re not the only ones slogging through adverse weather. This photo was taken from an XC race in Switzerland

Tweets 20:11:15 BMC

“It is raining heavily here in Switzerland today… Slippery slidey conditions to come. How difficult must it be to keep rubber side down on a trail like this?”

9. Brendan Fairclough has us pining for summer in this sunset photo taken in Madeira

Tweets 20:11:15 Brendog

“Spend a lot of my day leaning on this rake bossing Nikki Whiles around”