Cycling Weekly magazine May 24 2018 issue on sale from Thursday priced £2.99

From the editor

With a short family break coming up, I’m facing the dilemma we’ve all faced: how not to lose my hard-earned fitness by lazing about on a sunlounger and eating and drinking too much for a week.

As much as I’m looking forward to it, the taste of a nice mojito will be slightly soured by the thought of getting home and starting my training from scratch.

It’s a cross we all have to bear, right?

There are several options I guess, but taking a bike with me is definitely not one this year.

That leaves me with: 1. Hiring a bike; 2. Taking my trainers and going for a run; 3. Hitting the hotel gym; 4. Doing lengths of the pool and avoiding people actually enjoying themselves; or 5. Resign myself to my fate, and use the extra spare time to plan my training for when I return.

I think we all know which option I’m heading for.

I used to be even more obsessive. I remember once getting upset when I got back from a holiday and then caught a cold. Why couldn’t I have had the cold on holiday when I wasn’t training? It was all so unfair.

Whatever you’re doing, enjoy the bank holiday, and be safe in the knowledge you’re doing more riding than I am.

Simon Richardson
Cycling Weekly magazine editor


In the magazine this week

24 The British stars of tomorrow

30 All-conquering Manchester Wheelers

34 Tech: JLT-Condor’s victorious disc-brake Leggero

42 Fitness: How to nail your 1st race

48 Runner Leah Thorvilson transitions to the bike

50 Ride with: Ballymena Road Club

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