A few weeks ago I spent an enthralling couple of days in my loft installing insulation. I found a dead spider, a box full of spices with best before dates in the early 1990s and a picture of a unicorn standing by a waterfall under a rainbow. I don’t think I’ll be troubling Christies with any of these items – unless Van Gogh painted horny horses. Veteran cycling journo Roger St Pierre has found a much better loft find story though!
Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio and his cricketing counterpart, Freddie Flintoff, are riding 2817km from Greece to London for charity, Nicola Smith caught up with them for issue 260 of Cycling Plus, which hits the shops today.
For our forthcoming feature on custom-built bikes, our newest recruit – tech writer Robin Wilmott – has been tasked with choosing himself a Lynskey. This, he admits, isn’t bad as first assignments go…
Today’s the day that issue 259 of Britain’s best selling cycling magazine Cycling Plus – which after much thought we have called March 2012 – hits the shops. And, even if I say so myself, it’s a stunner!
Heading your way in the summer, Cycling Plus will be looking into the world of custom bikes. We’ve picked frame builders who offer a variety of styles, materials, design, and finish. We’ll be checking out the services provided by Lynskey, Enigma, and Paulos Quiros. Technical editor Warren Rossiter has got in first and has already been fitted up for a custom carbon race bike from Parlee.
It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Harry Blackwood is a MAMIL. And he’s proud of it. He’s been shopping…someone tell him to step away from the internet.
If you’re looking for that extra bit of motivation to help you achieve your 2012 cycling goals then get along to the London Bike Show from Thursday January 12, and take advantage of the brilliant BikeRadar Training hub which will give you access to a wide range of cycling-specific physiological assessments and coaching advice.
This weekend ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here reality show saw a bloke from a band I don’t like crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ by TV two hosts I’m not especially fond of. But what do I know? Dougie Poynter’s McFly have sold well over one million records and I’m A Celebrity… hosted by Ant and Dec regularly drew in more than 11-million viewers. They’re popular. It is personal opinion, of course, but that doesn’t make them good.
This year’s shortlist for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award has caused Jeremy Clarkson levels of controversy for not including deserving female champions like Chrissie Wellington and Sarah Stevenson, but at least cyclists will all be voting for Mark Cavendish…
There’s less than a month left for you to take advantage of our special money-saving offer on tickets for the London Bike Show!