Autumn may feel like the end of the cycling season, but it can actually be a time to freshen up your cycling: try a new event, start planning your aims for 2009, or change the way you approach your cycling.

In this autumn’s edition of Cycling Weekly‘s quarterly Health and Fitness for Cyclists, we show you how to get ready for the autumn with expert dietary and nutrition advice, several fitness plans to suit your goals and free time, nine exciting new cycling challenges to try and much more.

We also give you tips on how to beat bike thieves, how to keep an eye out for the signs that you might need a rest, and round-up a selection of the best drinks to aid post-ride recovery.

Plus, we show you how to dress for the coming cold months, give you some pro tips on how to ride in a group and take a look at how Pilates can help your core fitness.

Health and Fitness for Cyclists is out now, available from WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents for just £5.95.