Cycling Weekly

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Marie Purvis: British Legend

In 1993 Marie Purvis became the first British rider to win a stage of the Tour de France Féminin

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Lake CX160

Lake’s entry-level shoes might be the heaviest on test, but then they’re also among the few brands that use real hide. The leather uppers are neatly stitched with soft mesh…

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Group test: Road shoes under £100

With summer finally here, it’s time to ditch the overshoes and, more than likely, those well-worn, nostril-offending bacteria farms that lie beneath. If you’ve been riding through the winter then…

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Giro Apeckx

Recently marked down £20 to fit into the competitive sub-£100 price bracket and to free up a little space further up Giro’s burgeoning shoe range, the Apeckx represents staggering value.…

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Spiuk Brios

For £10 shy of our £100 limit, there’s a lot going on with these Spanish road shoes. Ventilation is generous with channelling throughout the sole to keep feet cool on…

DMT-Aries

DMT Aries

Unashamedly pitched as a shoe for beginners and touring riders, the Aries is more about comfort than it is competition. The three broad Velcro straps ensure a snug fit though…

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Louis Garneau Revo XR3

Comfortable from the first turn of the pedals, with a secure feel thanks to strong Velcro and a decent ratchet, the Revo XR3 shoes both feel and look way more…

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Pearl Izumi Select Road

The Select Road shoes come up quite small — more so in length than in width — so you may need to go up a size. Sizing issues aside, the…

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Shimano R107

Just like the £50 more expensive R170 that won last year’s big group test, the R107 is a no-nonsense, no-frills shoe that is quite simply brilliant. With an almost identical…

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Specialized BG Elite

A well-padded tongue and heel cup lend a real luxury feel to these shoes. The slightly square and narrow toe box takes some breaking in, but is extremely comfortable once…

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Northwave Sonic SRS

Malleable, soft leather and a reasonably wide fit made these shoes very comfortable from the off. The heel cups are snug and eliminate any rub or slippage, even when pushing…

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Comtat Regale road bike

The EU might not be able to agree on much at the moment, but Comtat is achieving a unique European harmony all of its own from its base in London’s…

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Famous last words: Jacob Tipper

Bread-lover and KTM rider Jacob Tipper, 22, lounges around like 
a sloth, yearning for someone to invent sun-permeable clothes

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Rise early, train easy

It’s long been known that biological rhythms can affect physical performance, and without doubt the most influential rhythm of all is the circadian rhythm. This is your body’s daily wake/sleep…