Cycle Touring Photography Competition 2020

The competition has now finished and the winners have been announced: please visit this page of to discover who the lucky winners were.

The Cycling Europe Cycle Touring Photograph of the Year Competition will return in 2021!

The judges have met, deliberated, discussed, debated and chosen their favourite ten photographs. If you made it into the top ten, congratulations! You have won a new EuroVelo overview map that will be in the post before the end of the month. If you didn’t make the top ten, commiserations; there’s always next year…

But the competition isn’t quite over yet. It’s now the public – yes, you! – who will decide the first, second and third prize-winning photographs. Democracy in action!


The voting closes at midday (UK time) on Sunday 7th June 2020

Here are the shortlisted photographs, in alphabetical order of first names:

Ceri Middleton

Ceri’s photo is full of anticipation, heading out into the unknown on a cool, misty morning. The low angle adds an element of drama to the photograph.

Craig Dodson

Fantastic and unusual cropping makes Craig’s photograph really stand out (and stand up!) against many others.

Csaba Rozsa

An iconic location for Csaba’s photograph exploits the symmetrical nature of the river and buildings to very good effect.

David Kimberley

Who wouldn’t want to be heading out with David on a ride like this? The tumbledown nature of the sign adds heaps of charm.

Emma Silversides

Great composition from Emma with real humour. Great spot!

Hans Van Der Veeke

Again, we are being lead into the unknown adventure ahead; the field pattern in Hans’ photograph is just beautiful!

Mark Williams

Mark’s photograph sums up the friendship aspect of cycle touring brilliantly. Is anyone not smiling?

Paul Berney

A great twist on the standard (and often uninspiring) selfie; great composition!

Scott Gilchrist / Cate Macpherson

And yet again we are excited by the anticipation of approaching that hilltop town; cycling is often just as much about stopping and staring and this sums that up perfectly.

Stuart Balkham

A picture that celebrates the fact that the whole family can be involved in cycle touring. We don’t need to see their faces to know that they are having fun.


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In addition, all 10 shortlisted photographs will win an official 2020 EuroVelo overview map courtesy of the European Cyclists Federation!

The winners from 2019 can be seen in the following post on

Letโ€™s keep this simple so only a few rules:

  1. Send your picture(s) via email to
  2. The photograph must have been taken in 2019.
  3. The photograph must include a picture of a bike on a cycle tour.
  4. By sending the picture, you give and Cicerone permission to use the image on their websites and associated social media channels.
  5. First prize: three Cicerone cycling guides of your choice (subject to availability).
  6. Second prize: two Cicerone cycling guides of your choice (subject to availability).
  7. Third prize: one Cicerone cycling guide of your choice (subject to availability).
  8. The first prize will only be awarded if a minimum of 10 competition entries are received. The second prize will only be awarded if a minimum of 20 competition entries are received. The third prize will only be awarded if a minimum of 30 competition entries are received.
  9. The closing date for entries is midday on Sunday 31st May 2020 (so you have plenty of time to sift through your photographs, select your 2019 masterpiece and send it in).
  10. The judgeโ€™s decision is final.
  11. The winning photographs will be announced on Saturday 6th June 2020 and published on that day.
  12. Prizes will be posted to any address in the UK. Postage costs may be charged for addresses outside the UK.
  13. By entering the competition, you agree for your name and email address to be shared with Cicerone Press to be added to their mailing list for marketing purposes. To opt out, please let us know.

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