Cycling Active December 2012 issueThe December 2012 issue of Cycling Active magazine goes on sale from Wednesday, November 7. This month we give you a timely guide on what to buy for the cyclist in your life (or for adding things to your own Christmas list), review a wide selection of bikes and kit, tips to help you keep your fitness up in the winter months and much more.

Cycling Active December 2012 issue on sale at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £3.99.

BIG READS
Gifts!
Four pages of super-indulgent Christmas pressie ideas
SAD How cycling could help those suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Kit for kids Great clothing options for little ’uns
Cycle touring Twenty reasons to give it a go

TECH
First rides Kona, Trek, Felt and Boardman
Bike test A Genesis and a GT go head to head
Winter Jackets Protect yourself from the chill with seven of the best cold-weather tops
Something special B’Twin’s ace folding Tilt
Winter gloves Essential winter pinky warmers — we’ve seven tried and tested
Long Termers Rebecca and Chris bring us the latest on their test bikes

FITNESS
Hybrid to Road Making the transition to drop bars is a lot easier than you think
Nail it! Corner like a pro, time and time again
Food fight Cereal bars go under the microscope
Turbo training Instant indoor fitness for when the weather turns gloomy
Commuting How one office in London’s Kentish Town are all better off by bike
MTB skills Off-road skills sessions continued
Click in! How one cycling newbie was painlessly converted to clipless

ESCAPE
Southampton CA’s Rebecca and TV’s Anthony McCrossan hit the lanes
Coniston A ride with beautiful Lakeland views
Ayrshire A gentle cruise around Scotland’s most accessible island
Plumpton Bostall This month’s cycling hotspot exposed
Brittany Our latest Euro trip takes in some brilliant riding in France
Wild ride Exploring Robin Hood country by bike
Cycling epic Two touring newbies who embarked on a 950-mile French adventure

REGULARS
Cafe Hot off the press comment, news and products
Ride to live Russell Jones tells us about his life in cycling
Spoken word Ross Pinnock’s two-wheeled express
In depth How a business hub in Warrington became a cycle commuting nirvana
Letters Readers’ opinion this month
Calendar More great late-season events you’d be mad to miss