It's 'Upgrade Your Ride Week' on Cycling Weekly: your guide to the best kit and component choices for riding and racing

Our week-long specials celebrate the best value upgrades for helping hit your goals

Image shows a person riding a bike with upgraded parts
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From 12-16th December, here at Cycling Weekly we'll be celebrating everything upgrades, showing you how to get the most out of the bike you own in the most cost-effective way - so you can better hit your goals and enjoy your riding to the full.

But if you already have a pretty clear idea of the kit your after - or if you want to simply take advantage of the many discounts that abound at this time of year - you can check out our best Christmas bike sales page for all the biggest current reductions.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg