The December-February issue of Cycling Fitness magazine is on sale now, packed with tips and advice on how to get fit over the winter months, including three new 12-week fitness plans.

Winter is really the start of the year for bike riders. While the rest of the population make their resolutions in January, cyclists start making them in November.

In this issue we have lots of ideas for sessions to do when the weather isn’t so great. Get on your turbo or to a spin class, or work on your core. If it’s too icy to ride on the road head to a field and practise fooling around on your bike so that your skills are up to scratch.

Bad weather does at least ensure you are creative with your training sessions, and we’ll help you get the most out of the season.

Cycling Fitness: December-February 2012/13 contents
Ready to ride
Fitness news
Problem solver: tiredness
Learning from Olympians
Longest ride, shortest day
Turbo-powered training
Dodge winter weight gain
Release your inner child

Training
Training diary
Deep practice
Use it or lose it
Work your lungs
Strong to the core
Fish oils

Eat well
Winter recipes
Go-faster fasting
Cold-weather workouts
Foods for good moods

Technique
Winter bike position
Back pain
Stretching for cyclists
10 core drills
Pro performance

Cycling Fitness is on sale now from WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £5.95.