On a grey and chilly day last week British cycling legend Chris Boardman took Cycling Plus on the ride he considers to be the best in Britain. You’ll be able to read about Chris’s favourite route in issue 275, which hits the shops on April the 30th and, curiously enough, we want you to disagree with him!
Yesterday, I ventured far from Cycling Plus HQ in Bath (well, an hour and half on the train) to sunny London town, to attend the launch of the Hero Ride for Help for Heroes (H4H) at Horse Guard Parade.
Less than 24hrs after finishing the recent, and gruelling, 4-day Challenge Mallorca, Tobias Mews managed to catch up with Team Madison-Genesis’ youngest and possibly most enthusiastic rider, 18-year Alex Peters.
Today sees the April issue – number 273 – of Cycling Plus hit the shops. And it’s not just any issue – it’s our Bike of the Year Issue! This year we’ve put 40 – yes 40 – brilliant road bikes through their paces…
We love these pictures of Team Madison Genesis taken by top photographer Geoff Waugh on their recent training camp in Majorca, we stole them*!
On a damp and murky day in late October I was invited to join a select bunch of riders to take part in a highly secretive recce ride of the Surrey section of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route.
The next brand spanking new issue of Cycling Plus this year is in the shops now packed with all our usual goodies plus we put shoes and saddles to the test, put disc-brake road bikes through their paces and feature Olympic and Paralympic cycling stars Lizzie Armitstead and Sarah Storey.
In 2013 we’ll be following the progress of brand new British team Madison Genesis. Launched at the London Bike Show on January 19, the team blends a mix of experience – team manager Roger Hammond and senior pro Dean Downing – and youth – the likes of Alex Peters and Brennan Townshend. And in a break from the norm they’ll be racing on steel Genesis Volare bikes! In the first blog from the team first year pro Chris Snook relives an eventful first day…
Back in 2010, my cycling received a massive boost when I received an exciting email. Along with three other lucky cyclists, I had been chosen to be a member of Team Cycling Plus – the magazine’s reader team.
May the 3rd 2013 marks the start of one of the most ambitious and toughest sportives the UK has ever seen: the Rat Race Road Trip. After starting from Tower Bridge in London, riders will then have the simple to task of riding to… Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. That’s 400 miles. Oh, and they’ve got to do it in either just four or two days!