Cycling Weekly March 07 2019

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Cycling Weekly magazine March 07 2019 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25

Letter from the editor

There’s nothing quite like discovering a beautiful new road when out on your bike. And this week we’ve got three 
that I hope will be new 
to many of you.

Tucked away in North Wales, they’re dead-end roads with no traffic 
and stunning views 
that take you to lakes high up in the mountains of Snowdonia.

One of them isn’t new for me. The climb of Marchlyn Mawr is one that I used to ride when I was at university in North Wales. Living up there during academic terms meant that for 90 per cent of the time the weather was too miserable to be able to ride it, but when the sun shone it was pure joy.

We’d ride to Deiniolin, near Llanberis, climb a gate and start climbing. This was pre-Strava, so we rarely raced it, choosing to enjoy the ride instead. On an early summer’s evening we would often hang around at the top and take in the incredible views.

Interestingly, Deiniolin is where Sir Dave Brailsford is from, so I suspect he rode up there a few times before he went off to race as an amateur in France.
If you make it up any of these this year, be sure to send us a picture.

Simon Richardson
Cycling Weekly magazine editor


In this week’s Cycling Weekly

News GB in action at the Track Worlds

News Geraint Thomas back in action

Feature Exclusive interview with Connor Swift

Feature Riding high in beautiful North Wales

Tech Bianchi Aria aero disc bike tested

Tech Dream shoes to drool over

Fitness Get more adventurous with your training

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