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Zipp Service Course Sl70 Xplr
£109 The Zipp has only 5 degrees of flare and a significantly shorter end-to-end measurement of 523mm than the Spank. It does have 11 degrees of sweep, though, which gives a natural position and feel on the drops but not quite the same handling advan
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The Ultimate Guide For New Riders
• Choose the essential kit you’ll need • Safely ride in traffic • Build your cycling fitness • Structure your cycle training • Take on any hill • Safely ride in a group • Fuel rides and recovery • Get smooth running gears • Set up tubeless tyres • An
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Time Xpro 10
£149.99 ›Pedals that like the lighter touch WE SAY… Distinctive and unique peda ls that areex pensive and lack arange of adjus tment DETAILS Carbon body; carbon blade and hollow steel axle; angular float (+/-5-degree) and lateral float (2.5mm); 13.5m
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How Cycling Changed My Life…
HOW WAS LIFE BEFORE THE BIKE? “I used to say I hated cycling. I thought it was geeky and the helmets looked weird. But in September 2019 I needed a boost and knowing my mum and dad have been on some epic cycling holidays, I thought I’d get a bike, ke
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Plug In And Ride
£2989 Smart, British-born e-gravel machine Electric bike builder Cairn is part of The Rider Firm, the British upstart that boasts an ever-expanding stable including celebrated wheel maker Hunt, Privateer mountain bikes and Dissent 133 gloves. The col
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How Can I Stay More Focused On Long Rides?
Even the most committed cyclist would be forgiven for losing focus on a long, 100-mile ride, as your mind starts to wander, pain gnaws at your legs and boredom creeps in. At best, this will cause you to suffer a drop in intensity. At worst, you might
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Pedals
You know you’re a serious cyclist when you buy your first set of clipless pedals, right? But with so many pedals to choose from, which brand is right for you and what do you need to look out for? Clipless pedals come in many shapes and designs, but m
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Suplest Crosscountry Pro
£311 Off-road shoes from Switzerland WE SAY… A quality, well-constructed shoe but pricey and you need to check the fit Suplest says its Crosscountry Pro meets the needs for singletrack, gravel and cross-country riding. For gravel riders, the Suplest
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Look Keo Classic 3 Plus
£59 User and pocket-friendly WE SAY… Technology from higher-end model shas trick led down to this easy-to-use, af fordable pedal DETAILS Chromoly spindle; composite body; stainless steel platform; 0 to 9 degrees float; Keo cleat 4.5-degree standard;
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Froome To Grow?
Chris Froome went into the 2021 Volta a Catalunya in Spain saying that he was still searching for form. While this photo is somewhat misleading – he wasn’t dropped off the back of the whole peloton – he did lose over eight minutes on stage 1. It adde
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Presenting Britain’s Best Road And Gravel Routes
The Big Ride Guide is brought to you by Britain’s best-selling road cycling magazine, Cycling Plus. Inside you’ll find… •44 routes from England, Scotland and Wales•Downloadable GPX files•Nearby coffee stops, pubs and accommodation WWW.BUYSUBSCRIPTION
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Look Keo 2 Max
£78.99 ›Pedals that can take a beating WE SAY… A solid and reliable mid-range pedal that features a reinforced contact area DETAILS Chromoly spindle; carbon body; stainless steel platform; Keo cleat 4.5-degree standard with 0- and 9-degree float opti
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Our Awards
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Kirkby Stephen
62 miles › Some of England’s most thrilling cycling views with stiff but rewarding ascents and glorious downhills. Vault into Swaledale, arguably England’s grandest dale, then up to Tan Hill Inn. Reeth (cafes), climbs to and from Askrigg (cafe), and
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Cycling Plus The Uk’s Best Tests For Over 25 Years
We take our testing very seriously at Cycling Plus. For more than 25 years – back to an age when disc brakes, Di2 and super-wide 1x gearing weren’t even a glint in a designer’s eye – we have been putting road cycling products through their paces. War
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Bike Of The Year 2021
ALSO INSIDE Energy products on test The big rider’s guide to cycling Helmets, eyewear and more on test Odd quirk or essential performance tool? The pro athletes making the leap into cycling On home roads with cycling chef Alan Murchison The UK’s best
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Overtraining Syndrome
Overtraining syndrome (OTS) occurs in around 10 to 20 per cent of elite endurance athletes – and affects up to 65 per cent of long-distance cyclists at some point in their athletic career, sports scientists claim. Elite riders including Lachlan Morto
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Five Things We Learned This Month…
Riding an ebike is not dissimilar to a regular bike, claims research by the Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine of the University of Basel. A study of 101 workers found that while the perceived exertion was lower in ebike riders, their weekly en
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Time Xpresso 2
£49.99 › Powered up and ready to ride WE SAY… An inexpensive and unique pedal with good power transfer and a natural feel DETAILS Composite body with steel axle; large pedal platform; angular float (+/-5-degree) and lateral float (2.5mm); 14.4mm stac
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SPORTFUL FIANDRE PRO MEDIUM JACKET & NORAIN PRO BIB SHORTS
£185; £150 Quality cool-weather kit WE SAY… Good-looking clothing that’s perfectly suited to British riding conditions Designed for Sportful’s pro teams and the rigours of the Belgian Classics, this new range from the Italian brand will appeal to Bri
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Feeling Grand
Each of these four bikes could be your first entry into the world of ‘serious’ riding. And while each is designed for slightly different types of cycling, all of them promise high-quality rides. The Genesis CDA 30 takes a lot of inspiration from the
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Shimano Tiagra Pd-r550
£74.99 ›Aiming high for a low cost WE SAY… All the essential performance from top-end pedalsma kest hese good for beginners DETAILS Composite body; stainless steel body plate; sealed cartridge bearings; 6 degrees of float (yellow); 2 degrees (blue);
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
63 miles Here’s a loop that throws up something of everything: rolling hills, heaths, ridges, reservoir, riversides, fine historic villages, and straightforward but rewarding descents mostly on quiet lanes. See AA Milne’s original Pooh Corner in Hart
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Bury St Edmunds
60 miles Straight into countryside and a fine day of fast, pleasant riding on villagey lanes that seldom deviate from the horizontal. Surprising heathland and lunch at Diss (cafes, shops, picnic by pond?). Through Eye (cafes), past windmills and a wa
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Stomach Issues On The Bikes
The appearance of stomach issues can easily turn a successful ride into an unpleasant one. Yet if we can understand the principles of how much and when to consume carbohydrate, as well as the variables that can affect gastrointestinal discomfort (GI)
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A Quick Word Before You Go…
Every route in this pocket guide has been uploaded to Komoot. If you want to put a route on your GPS bike computer, visit the link listed for each location on your desk computer, where you will find all three routes available to download to your desk
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Four Essentials
An often forgotten issue for riders on bikes with small frames is bottle fitting. If you want to run a full-sized 750ml bottle there simply isn’t the room to take a bottle out of a standard forward-entry bottle cage design. Giant says it has the answ
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Hay-on-wye
77 miles Big day, big challenge, big scenery, almost all on untrafficked back lanes. Rolling hills to Brecon (cafes) then past reservoirs and along major A-road, Heads of the Valley. Up over wild moorland to Crickhowell, then the tick-box climax: Gos
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Save30% Subscribe Today And Receive A Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Mini Pump Worth £54.99
As if the chance to save 35 per cent and to have every issue of Cycling Plus delivered direct to your door wasn’t enough of an incentive, this issue we’re also giving new subscribers a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Mini Pump. For anyone out there who has
Cycling Plus2 min gelesenDiet & Nutrition
Thai Salmon Parcels
With a high level of protein (41.6g) per serving, these parcels are a fresh and fragrant main that works well for lunch or dinner, but especially as a midweek, post-ride meal. As well as that protein hit, they’re gluten-free, are easy to prepare and
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