Cycling Active April 2013The April 2013 issue of Cycling Active magazine is on sale from Wednesday, February 27.

In the latest issue we present 30 pages of bike and cycling product reviews, including a selection of bikes starting at £1050. There are also grouptests of sub-£150 carbon-soled cycling shoes, a round-up of handlebar bags and a look at puncture repair kits.

We talk to Jame Golding, who tells his inspiration story of fighting back from cancer to ride across America for charity. And there’s Ian Tovell’s story – who went from 24 stone to 12 stone thanks to his new-found love of cycling.

Cycling Active April 2013 issue is on sale in WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.99

Cycling Active April 2013 contents

Big Read
Big bike test – Four road bikes for all four seasons
Cycling survivor – How James Golding cheated death… not once, but twice
French Alps – Ride a mountain on closed roads
Pedalling away the pounds – Ian’s half the man he used to be
Get out of the saddle – find out how to nail it

Tech
First rides – BH, Dawes and Dynamic
Bar bags – Seven of the best, tried and tested
Longtermers – A catch up with staffers Derri, Simon and the rest
Puncture repair kits – Inner tubes punctured and fixed for your reading pleasure
Carbon shoes – Seven of the best under £150

Fitness
Maps – Go find yourself, whether with GPS or the old school way
Breeze it – The British cycling network for women
Fat burning – The truth about lard burning rides

Escape
Wild ride – Exploring the lost lanes of Britain
London – Thames path from the city to the sticks
Morecambe – Rural Lancashire at its best
Settle – Up and down the Yorkshire Dales
Pyrenees – CA’s holiday hot spot this month

Regulars
Cafe – Hot off the press comment, news and products
Ride to live – Hugo White of The Maccabees talks bikes
Spoken word – Cycling is a new way of life for Natalie Fee
In depth – Your choices, gear-wise
Letters – Thankful praise, froth and buster
Calendar – Your season starts here