About Us

Since 1992, Cycling Plus has been the essential magazine for UK cyclists, featuring in-depth bike and tech reviews, proven training advice, the best routes and events coverage, opinion and much more to provide readers with unparalleled levels of expertise and inspiration every month. If you love to ride, whatever your level, you’ll love Cycling Plus. You can subscribe here!

Meet the Cycling Plus team

Matt Baird, Editor

Matt is the former features editor of 220 Triathlon magazine. During his 13 years on 220, he raced everything from super-sprint to Ironmans, and he’s (just about) survived the Fred Whitton Challenge, Gran Fondo Lombardia, cyclocross, hill climbs and the King Alfred’s Way (twice) since joining Cycling Plus in early 2021. He’s also the author of the Sport Book of the Year (2016) nominated ‘Triathlon!‘ from Aurum Press and has been more peanut butter than man since 2011.

John Whitney, Deputy Editor

Deputy editor and tireless domestique John has been putting in a shift for Cycling Plus for nine years. Despite having been a ‘proper’ road cyclist for the last decade, he still can’t work out what his main motivation for punishing all-day rides is. A freewheeling attitude towards cake is the popular theory, however.

Emma Lewis, Senior Production Editor

Emma has worked on active magazines for many years and loves nothing more than exercising in the outdoors (ideally in good weather) and building up a healthy appetite. For her, cycling is about escaping from her hectic life and exploring new places (as well as transporting her to and from work and around town). Bikepacking and a family cycling holiday are on the bucket list right now…

The best testers in the business

Here at Cycling Plus we take our testing seriously and have been putting road cycling products through their paces for 30 years. Our test team, led by senior technical editor Warren Rossiter, is the best in the business. They’ve got decades of cycling experience between them and know what makes a good – and bad – bike, accessory, gadget or garment. That means you can trust us to bring you honest assessments of every product we feature.

Warren Rossiter, Senior Technical Editor

Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain in the UK. That’s when he’s not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.

Robin Wilmott, Technical Writer

Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that.

Simon Withers, Technical Writer

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He’s been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 25 years.