The all new Cycling Active is out now

What's new for the October issue of Cycling Active.

October cover

Dedicated to serious British road cyclists the new mag has the best road bikes, accessories and kit on test, the best ride stories in the UK and abroad, the best training plans and the most extensive knowledge for fuelling your ride.

Cycling Active magazine October 2015 is on sale from September, 09 at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.75.

Download the digital edition


What inside this issue…


Big Picture: RideLondon 100

Event News

Your Rides

5 Things I’ve Learned: Sir Chris Hoy offers his pearls of wisdom

Hardware: 11 products to use

Software: 12 products to wear

N+1: Pinarello Dogma F8

Most Wanted: Oakley Jawbreaker

Great Moments: Les West wins the 1965 Milk Race

Bike Maintenance: How to clean your bike... properly!

Calendar: Dates for your ride diary

My Toughest Day: Marianne Vos


Old School: How Simon Warren became addicted to cycling

New School: Why newcomer Brett Lewis is a slave to Strava

Event Rides

Ride of the Fallen Leaves:   Michael Hutchinson takes on 2,159 metres of climbing in the Lakes


Box Hill Original: Surrey’s most popular sportive route offers a real challenge


Grouptest: £2.5k aero bikes: Fuji Transonic 2.1, Specialized Venge Elite and the Cervélo S2


Grouptest: £1.5k endurance bikes: Cannondale, Trek, Scott, Fuji and Specialized slug it out

Grouptest: Aero wheels: 7 of the best hoops fight it out

Grouptest: Helmets: 10 different lids assessed


 Tech Investigates: Is it time to ditch the compact chainset, asks Henry Robertshaw

Grouptest: Long-sleeved shirts:  Which is right for Autumn riding?

Grouptest: Cycle computers: Bar-mounted tech reviewed

Training + Fitness

Training + Fitness News:  Heart rate insight, soft drink ban, and new Pain Cave column

October Training Plan: This month’s plans explained

Your Challenge training plan


Your Epic training plan

Beat the big hills:Hill-climbing philosophy and technique explained


Nutrition: Nitrates explained plus two great beetroot recipes


Caffeine: Can it make you faster? Plus five caffeine gels on test

Interview: Behind-the-scenes with top Tour team chef

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Cycling Active magazine October 2015 issue on sale from September 09 at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.75.

Download the digital edition here.