Cycling Active October 2013Cycling Active October 2013 issue is on sale now, packed with autumny goodness to help you get the most out of your riding.

The Big Read
I lost 9 stone! One man’s story and how weight loss could help your riding
Ride London: Rider reports from the inaugural Prudential RideLondon spectacular
Light up, light up! A complete guide to all your lighting needs this autumn
Gorgeous gorges: CA escapes to France this month

Tech
First rides: Boardman, Van Nicholas and Giant
Computers: Seven of the best devices for your bars
Budget carbon: Merlin and B’Twin in a head-to-head
Vests: Seven under layers to protect your skin
Something special: Dan Baines builds a dream
Longtermers: CA’s regular staffer catch-up

Fitness
Effort gauge: Last minute fitness plans
Use it or lose it: Time to get out on a long ride while the weather’s still good!
Nutrition supplements: How good is pill popping for you?
Nail it! How to perfect your braking skills

Escape!
Isle of Thanet: Kentish riding
Wharfedale: Yorkshire, club run style
Surrey: Southern lanes: destination cafe!
Sunderland: Exploring the resurgent North-East
Milan0: Perusing some Italian city-centre delights

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