Cycling Active Summer 2013 issueFREE with this issue: 100-page Family Cycling magazine

We’ve got a couple of exclusive interviews this month. It would be hard to imagine two people less alike than Sir Chris Hoy and Davina McCall.  The former has never sought the spotlight but has become, through talent and heroic application, the most successful Olympian in British history.

Recently retired from track cycling, Sir Chris’s massive thighs may not be the size of English oaks for much longer, but he’ll always be a giant of a man with a giant personality. CA’s Matt Lamy joins Sir Chris for a spin round London as we test a hybrid from his new range of bikes.

Are the megawatts Hoy produced equal to the bright lights under which Davina McCall sparkles? Few TV celebs match her for magnetism, talent and personality. No matter how banal the show, she has the fizz and likeability to pull us in.

CA joins Davina for an Action Diva ride in aid of Action Medical Research. A B-lister might fret about bad hair and scabby knees. Not our Davina. She carries on like one of us. Maybe our two stars aren’t so different; Davina’s enthusiasm for bikes shines through like a 1,000-watt bulb.

Plus, we’ve got our usual mix of product reviews, fitness advice, great places to ride and much more.

Luke Evans, Editor

Cycling Active Summer 2013 issue

Family Cycling GuideFREE Family Cycling magazine
100 pages packed with advice and tips on how to maximise your enjoyment of cycling as a family, from teaching your children to ride, to buying the best bike

Big Reads
Sir Chris Hoy exclusive! We meet the Olympic superstar
This is Davina: Why TV’s Davina McCall loves cycling
Sizzling summer clothing: What to wear and how to wear it this season

Tech
Shoes 7 of the best in casual commuter footwear
First rides BMC GF02, Merida Juliet and BH G6 8.1
Books Relax with our top pick of summer bike reads
Longtermers Catch up with our staffers’ steeds

Fitness
Effort gauge Pedal with efficiency and speed away.
Nail it! Get on that wheel and save tons of energy

Escape!
Suffolk: Splashing in fords galore
Nidderdale: Pleasant valleys aplenty
Sri lanka: A change of flavour
Shropshire: CA heads for the hills

Regulars
Cafe: Hot off the press comment, news and products
Ride to live: Kirsty Gibson talks cycling and freedom
Spoken word: How to train and go faster than you imagined
In depth: The Hay cycling festival — book your place now!
Letters: Thankful praise, froth and bluster; it’s your letters
Calendar: The events season is in full flow, time to get going!

Cycling Active Summer 2013 issue is on sale from Wednesday, June 19, at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents.