Cycling Active August 2013 issueThe August 2013 issue of Cycling Active is on sale now, packed as always with no-nonsense bike and product reviews, real-life fitness advice, great places to ride and plenty more to fuel your riding inspiration.

This month we have reviews of a Trek cross, B’Twin trekker, Canyon Di2, Kinesis road and N7even carbon bikes, plus an in-depth guide to using and buying clipless pedals. And we take a retro look back at the classic Raleigh Chopper.

We present 20 pages of fitness advice and health tips to help you improve body, mind and riding.

We have an all-dayer ride in the mag: the ladies of the Tenby Aces put together a sensationally scenic (and hilly) day-long tour of west Wales — showing that they totally understand how to enjoy a big ride. Join us and get that day-release form in to the boss.

Plus there’s the usual selection of news, real rider stories, and much more.

BIG READS
Big bike test Aluminium frame with electronic gears takes on carbon with mechanical
Pedals All you need to know about riding clipless
Sports fuel Energy drinks simplified and jargon busted
Corsica We ride the island of the Tour’s Grand Départ
All-day riding
With the Tenby Aces

TECH
First rides Trek, Kinesis and B’Twin
Saddlebags 7 of the best underseat packs
Wheels Revolutionary hoop upgrades
Longtermers Latest musings from CA testers
Pedals The world of clipless explained

FITNESS
Ride London Olympic legacy 100
The effort gauge Fitness maintenance tips
Cyclopark CA checks out cycling’s purpose-built park
Nail it! Riding on the tops
Bike fit Olympian Steve Parry gets sized up

ESCAPE!
Worcester A flowing ride along the Teme
Hay-on-Wye Welsh wonder ride
Luxembourg Traffic-free continental riding
Autumn rides This month she takes on the Clarion clubmen

REGULARS
Cafe Hot off the press comment, news and products
Ride to live Newsman Krishnan Guru-Murthy gets riding
Spoken word Cath Harris takes the plunge with carbon
Choppers! An icon of Seventies cycling celebrated
Letters Thankful praise, froth and bluster; it’s your letters
Calendar The events season is in full flow, time to get going!

Cycling Active August 2013 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £3.99.