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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

Leith Hill Octopus

Leith Hill Octopus

Andy Lulham undertakes the challenge of traversing all eight of arduous ascents of Leith Hill in Surrey

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

Ride With Brad (and GB’s Olympic heroines)

Bradley Wiggins, Giro d'Italia 2013

Places available on Ride With Brad sportive on August 11 in Lancashire, where you can roll with Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and Dani King

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

Rides: The Scottish Highlands, a Speyside story

Speyside ride

Janet Coulson explores a friendly corner of the Cairngorms that is bristling with great riding and superb scenery — not to mention some fine whisky in the form of the Speyside Malts

Readers’ Rides: Thoroughly modern Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes ride

Just a small chunk of MK’s 200-mile cycle network with a mix of traffic-free towpaths, bridges and tunnels

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?

Cyclo-sportive calendar 2013

Cyclo-sportives 2013

Full list of British cyclo-sportives and challenge rides from January to December 2013

Exmouth Exodus – Andy Lulham

Night riding

Sportive addict Andy Lulham took on something a little different this summer – the night-time Exmouth Exodus. Here is his experience.

Ride Greece: Messin’ in Messenia


Riding through one of the most unspoilt and breathtaking landscapes in the Peloponnese region of Greece, an area with 4,500 years of history and amazing natural backdrop

Getting on Famously: A Dorset adventure

Cycling Active Enid Blyton ride, Dorset

To mark the 70th anniversary of the first publication of the Famous Five books a new adventure trail tribute to Enid Blyton has been opened in Dorset

Litespeed Xicon Ti: First ride

Litespeed Xicon Ti

CA tests the bike that combines stability and sprightliness, and, amazingly, manages to be a master of all trades

Pre-ride bike check: Easy as ABC

Easy as ABC bike checks

Two-minute pre-ride checks, essential for every cyclist that could save you time and maintenance problems in the future

Scott Sportster 10: First ride

Scott Sportster

How does this hybrid Scott Sportster fare with peaty trails and stony bridleways of the Peak District?

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

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

Fuji Finest 1.0 first ride

Fuji Finest 1.0

A sunny stint in the saddle on a rather traditional-looking women’s road bike, with a few interesting twists

Dawes Nomad: First Ride

Dawes Nomad

Marrying a traditional Reynolds touring frame with the latest Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub could have resulted in an ugly beast, but we think Dawes has brought out the best for the Nomad