Cycling Active

Cycling Active is the magazine for active people who love riding bikes. If you have just bought your first proper bike and just want to know more about riding, kit and the fabulous world of cycling out there, Cycling Active is the place to go for reviews, tips and advice. Come along for the ride.

Mark Lansdown by Chris Auld

How can osteopathy help cyclists?

We often see professional riders stretched out on the massage couch after a Grand Tour stage, having any biomechanical issues addressed ahead of the next day’s racing. And now an…

Ribble Evo-Pro Carbon featured

Ribble Evo-Pro Carbon

When it comes to bikes, you really can get something grand for a grand ? here?s the proof

Track pumps Active August 2015

Topeak JoeBlow Max II track pump

Topeak is a bike accessories powerhouse with everything from bags to computers and trailers. Even its track pump range is extensive with almost 20 models on offer. The Topeak’s JoeBlow…

Track pumps Active August 2015

Oxford alloy track pump

Although the Oxford pump has a bit of a budget feel to it, it actually does the job quite well. There’s an alloy barrel, but the base and handle are…

Track pumps Active August 2015

Zefal Profil Max Fp50 track pump with gauge

Zefal is the oldest cycling accessory manufacturer in the world, having been founded in 1880. it is probably best known for its mudguards and pumps, but also makes accessories such…

Track pumps Active August 2015

GT Track Floor Pump

GT is better known for its bikes than its accessories, but this track pump is effective as well as being good value. It’s got a metal barrel, a pressure gauge…

Track pumps Active August 2015

Birzman Maha Apogee III track pump

Birzman has a knack for taking bog standard bicycle accessories and adding a few design twists which really make a difference to usability. It’s successfully applied this design approach to…

Merida Ride 4000

Merida Ride 4000

The second-biggest bike brand in the world (which also makes some Specialized models under contract), Merida has a lot of experience building bikes and a lot of clout when buying…

Tifosi Scalare Ultegra

Tifosi Scalare Ultegra

Sounding for all the world like an Italian brand (the Italian word ‘tifosi’ means an ardent supporter of bike racing), Tifosi was actually established a little over a decade ago…

Track pumps Active August 2015

Axiom Annihilateair G200A track pump

Axiom is a Canadian brand with a quiver of well-designed cycling accessories. Indeed, so robust is its gear that it offers a lifetime guarantee on its products. It sells a…

Lapierre Sensium 200CP

Lapierre Sensium 200CP

The Lapierre Sensium 200CP is pretty much slap bang in-between the race and endurance ends of the sportive spectrum as an all-rounder. Lapierre has been making bicycles since 1946, and has supplied…

Steve Shrubsall on a Brompton by  Chris Catchpole

Brompton: the perfect commuting machine?

Winter came and went in a whirlwind of credit card payments and highly calorific seasonal sustenance. And when the dust had finally settled, a plump and poverty-stricken soul emerged from…


Racing road tyres

When racing, tyre choice can be an important factor: speed, grip and ability to cope with changing conditions all need consideration. Here we look at the best racing tyres

7 of the best bike locks

Bike locks: a buyer’s guide

If you’re going to leave your bike unattended, even for a moment, you need one of these — a tough, thief-foiling bike lock