Cycling Active March 2013

Cycling Active March 2013 issue is on sale soon, and packed with the usual great mix of bike tests, product reviews, health & fitness advice, places to ride and much, much more.

There’s no doubting that you get a lot of bike for your money these days. It’s a recurring theme in Cycling Active but pedal-powered machines really are becoming increasingly good value. We take a ride on two sub-£500 bikes to put the theory to the test.

If you’re a new or aspiring cyclist then you’re probably on a steep learning curve – we answer 31 of the most commonly asked questions to allay your anxieties.

Plus we round up seven of the best turbo trainers and training DVDs; search out the best British cycling holidays; explain why riding on the drops could help you; and give you heaps of tips on how to get yourself in great shape going into 2013.

Cycling Active March 2013 is available at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £3.99.

Cycling Active March 2013Contents

The Big Read

Road bike test: Two great options for £500 – get in!
Frequently asked questions: Just starting out? We answer 31 classic questions
British boot camp: Get fit, make your mates jealous and save cash

Tech

First rides: Singular, Worx and Pinnacle
Turbos: Seven of the best indoor trainers
Bottles: Six of the best thermal bottles and a standard one for good measure
Longtermers: Meet our 2013 bike reviewers
Turbo DVDs: Seven turbo sessions to do indoors

Fitness

Cycling through it: How friendship and a bicycle helped one man find happiness
Nail it! Why riding on the drop handlebars could help you
Junction safety: CA investigates the dangers

Escape!

UK holidays: Bike-friendly destinations aplenty
Velo Anjou: Vintage wonders and French class
Essex: Much to like about quaint Much Hadham
York: Maria samples the delights York has to offer
Sheffield: Off the beaten track
Malta: Our warmer Euro destination this month

Regulars

Café: Hot off the press comment, news and products
Ride to live: Mat Dibb talks cycling and positivity
Spoken word: From geek to British chic on two wheels
Go Dutch: London Cycling Campaign’s Capital ideas
Letters: Thankful praise, froth and bluster
Calendar: It’s time to plan your season, here’s some ideas