Cycling Active February 2013 issue is on sale from Wednesday, January 2, packed with bike and product reviews, fitness tips and great places to ride.
Oh no, it’s New Year’s resolution time! Don’t panic, this being Cycling Active we don’t take things too seriously and I promise we won’t try to lure you into anything too scary.
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There’ll be no ‘new year, new you,’ or ‘fresh start’ style nagging from us. We promise to stay cliché lite with words of plain advice for you to get the maximum enjoyment from your riding and, most importantly, improve a little too. Read on and see if we really can turn you into a better rider.
Also in this issue we have the silliness of surviving all day on cake, fuelling your ride with Guinness, cycling dressed as a fairy, plus our top tip — don’t get hypothermia!
I confess I’m not intending on trying any of the aforementioned. My modest ambitions for 2013 include the completion of a 100-mile sportive and to conquer a French mountain. I might even partake in some rough stuff, as experienced by new columnist Autumn Barlow. Sounds fun, and quite legal.
Robert Garbutt, Editor
Cycling Active February 2013 is available from January 2 2013 at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £3.99.
Fluoro! Bright, safe and on-trend clothing for 2013
This time: Make 2013 your best riding year ever
Extreme cold: The CA super-chilled survival guide
First rides: Specialized, Vitus, Strider and Genesis
Racks: Seven of the best car-mounted bike carriers
Something special: Wiggo bikes from Pinarello
Bike test: Lapierre, Kinesis and Saracen tough all-rounders
Big breakfasts: Seven of the best ways to start the day
Nail it! Corner like a pro, in the wet
Core: How you could have abs of steel this year
Mood food: Change your emotions with the power of food
Jersey: It’s a family affair for CA’s Matt Lamy
Hereford: Border beauty in the Wye Valley
Shoreham: A novel ride from college grounds to the South Downs
Newcastle: Gateshead and the Angel of the North
Keswick: Cumbrian hotel destination
Girona: This month’s far flung Euro destination
Cafe: Hot off the press comment, news and products
Ride to Live: We speak to a cycling morris dancer
Spoken word: Trying out a Lanequest in the Lakes
In Depth: How cycling businesses are surviving the recession
Letters: Thankful praise, froth and bluster, it’s your letters
Calendar: Tons of great events, so get planning for 2013