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Tern Link Uno folding bike: First ride

Tern Link Uno

So it may have caused the Hon family to fall out big time, but at least the creation of Tern bikes has spawned some very nifty machines, such as this singlespeed option, the Link Uno

Orange RX9: First ride

Orange RX9

Off-road specialist Orange has produced its first multi-purpose machine for tarmac or tough terrain. Perfect if you like your riding smooth one day, and with gritty bits the next

Classic Corse: Riding on Corsica


It’s as though the roads of Corsica were made especially for cyclists. Dramatic coastline routes, azure seas, sweeping bends, rugged mountains and chestnut forests: the island offers a continent’s worth of riding variety, discovers John Walsh

BH G6 8.1: First ride

BH G6 8.1

What are the pros and cons of a thoroughbred race bike? Matt Levett finds out when he rides the BH G6 8.1

Frog joins Pudsey

Frog Pudsey bike

Frog children’s bikes have teamed up with BBC Children in Need to launch a limited edition of ‘Pudsey’ Bear models

First ride: Frog 62 child’s bike

Frog 62

What’s bright orange and climbs really fast? It’s a tough new kids’ bike made from aluminium with seven gears

Merida Ride Lite Juliet 94: First ride

Merida Ride Lite Juliet 94

We don’t know wherefore Romeo art, but the Juliet is Merida’s women specific contribution to the crowded sub-£1,000 sportive bike category

First ride: BMC Granfondo GF02 105 £1400

BMC Gran Fondo GF02 105

Carbon may be king, but BMC’s Granfondo GF02 proves there’s still life in good old aluminium

First ride: Genesis Equilibrium 10 £1,149.99

Genesis Equilibrium 10

Dan Baines spends some quality time with the stunning steel Genesis Equilibrium to find out whether it lives up to its name and offers the perfect balance of tradition and technology

First ride: B’Twin Triban 7 £599.99


We absolutely loved the B’Twin Triban 3 budget alloy bike when we tested it last year, but can it be improved in the form of a new model with a dash of carbon?

Rides: Imber, Wiltshire – the forbidden village

Imber ride, Wiltshire

Cut off behind army prohibition lines in the stark landscape of Salisbury Plain lies a derelict village redolent of childhood adventures

7 of the best crash hats

7 of the best crash hats

When you just want to stay safe on the daily commute, full-on roadie lids can seem like overkill. Here’s seven quirky crash-hats that will protect your head without screaming ‘speed freak’

7 of the best handlebar bags

Handlebar bags

Phone, wallet, keys, iPad — they’re the accoutrements necessaire of modern life, but how best to carry them on your bike? One handy solution is a nifty little handlebar bag. Here are seven of the best

Bianchi Vertigo 105: First ride

Bianchi Vertigo 105

Bianchi is the oldest bike brand in the world. Unsurprisingly, it knows how to design a mid-priced road bike

Dynamic Sidekick 8 review £525

Dynamic Sidekick 8

Shaft drive, hub gear and folding? That’s a lot of practicality to cram into one bike… the Dynamic Sidekick 8

BH Prisma 7.3 £1899.99: First ride

BH Prisma 7.3

BH’s sportive special from sunny Spain comes from a company boasting big-race credentials

Dawes Galaxy Cross: First ride

Dawes Galaxy Cross

Matt Lamy gets his hands on a pre-production version of Dawes’s new Galaxy Cross. Could this be the perfect commuter?

Cycling Active May 2013 issue on sale from Wednesday March 27

Cycling Active May 2013

Cycling Active May 2013 issue: Spring special – clothing, kit & bikes; 35 pages of top tech; geek-free training; heroic hill club; great rides; and much more

7 of the best: Insulated bottles

7 of the best insulated bottles

When it’s freezing out you fancy a hot cuppa and when it’s roasting you fancy cold refreshments, right? Choose the right beverage receptacle to get optimum liquid libations out on the bike

Great Manchester Cycle: Entries now open

Great Manchester Cycle

Entries for 2013 Great Manchester Cycle (June 30) now open – choose 13, 26 or 52 mile routes

Brittany spires: Cycling in North West France


Taking a foreign bike trip needn’t mean long-haul flights and logistical burdens. Why not hop across the Channel to Brittany — a region with huge scope for great cycling?

B’Twin Tilt: Shape Shifter

B'Twin Tilt folding bike

Matt Lamy speaks to Jean-Philippe Rode, the product manager for B’Twin’s brand new Tilt line of folding cycles — an enterprise that includes a long list of impressive integrated innovations and possibly Foldingbikeland’s funkiest and most-desirable frame

7 of the best winter gloves

7 of the best winter gloves

Nothing ruins a ride so quickly as freezing, numb fingers but sweat-soaked palms aren’t exactly an invitation to ride either. So how should you keep your hands happy this winter? Read on…

Cube Peloton Race: First Ride

Cube Peloton Race

Available in size and gearing options to suit all, Cube’s Peloton Race looks every part the square deal for £1079

Giant Defy 4: First Ride

Giant Defy 4

Giant’s road stalwart doesn’t seem to have anything too outlandish about its design – and that’s just the way we like it