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Bournville ride: Chocolate, chips & cake

Bourneville ride

Hannah Holden discovers rural tranquility and no end of places to refuel south of Britain’s second-largest city

Classic Corse: Riding on Corsica

Corisca

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

Hay-on-Wye ride

Hay-on-Wye ride

Positioned on the border between England and Wales, Hay-on-Wye waits expectantly for cyclists to explore

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 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

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

Seven of the best: GPS watches

GPS watches grouptest

If you want to monitor and record your rides via satellite tracking, a GPS watch allows you to do just that, without the expense and technical complexity of a bar-mounted, map-plotting unit

7 of the best: Bike locks

7 of the best bike locks

Lock it or lose it — our selection of bike security products is the key to your peace of mind

Cycle to work scheme: 10 things to know

Cycle to Work

The Cycle to Work scheme has reinvigorated the British cycle market in the last few years. Matt Lamy explains how you can make the most of it

Cycling Active May 2012 issue on sale now!

Cycling Active May 2012 issue

Cycling Active May 2012 issue: Carbon bikes tested from £1299; 31 pages of kit; What to wear this spring; Britain’s floating bike shop & more!

7 of the best: Close clearance mudguards

Mudguard test main pic

They’re hardly bling, but if you want to ride through winter in comfort, a good set of fenders is a must. We’ve rounded up the best

Boardman Hybrid Pro: First ride £999.99

Boardman Hybrid Pro

Does Boardman’s new Hybrid combine the speed of a road bike with the comfort of a mountain bike, or is it just an unhappy compromise?

7 of the best: Front lights

7 of the best front lights

It’s easy to get a bit down in the dumps when it gets dark, but our selection of front lights ought to leave you beaming

7 of the best: Saddles

7 of the best saddles

A comfy saddle can make the difference between a dream ride and a nightmare. We’ve reviewed seven, so take your seats…

Moda Rubato first ride

Moda Rubato

Spend £1,000 on the Moda Rubato and be prepared to be blown away by its fantastic ride thanks mainly to a brilliant frame and wicked wheels

Bike fit guide: More than just saddle height

Bike fit article 2011

We head into deepest Surrey and the relaxing rural retreat of WyndyMilla Bespoke Cycling as they show us the right way to do bike fittings

Jumbo jet to tea clipper: Gatwick to Greenwich ride

Gatwick to Greenwich

This ride takes off from Gatwick and heads straight into Greenwich on National Cycle Network route 21, touching down beside the Cutty Sark

Cycling Active January 2012 issue on sale from Dec 7

Cycling Active January 2012 issue

Cycling Active January 2012 issue on sale from December 7 – Festive fun in the latest issue of Britain’s brightest bike mag

7 of the best: mini pumps

7 of the best mini pumps

Small enough to pop in your back pocket, yet powerful enough to get you close to 100psi, the mini-pump has its work cut out. We sort the hot ticket items from those blowing hot air

Cycling Active December 2011 issue on sale from Nov 9

Cycling Active December 2011 issue

Cycling Active December 2011 issue on sale from November 9 – we help you get ready for winter with our cold weather survival guide, plus much more…