Cycling Plus February is out now!

Performance road bikes on a budget, how to instil healthy habits into your riding routine and a special extra mag dedicated to all things mountains

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In the February issue of Cycling Plus, Warren Rossiter searches for value and performance with a test of four pedigree road bikes which you could buy on the Cycle to Work scheme. Planet X, Boardman, Tifosi and Sensa are the brands represented, with prices ranging from £1999 to £2599.

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We’ve also got tests of the Scott Addict eRIDE, Ridley Kanzo Fast and Genesis Croix de Fer 10, as well as an in-depth look at 3T’s speedy gravel bike, Exploro RaceMax.

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Racing legends Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso have put their old rivalry behind them to collaborate on their very own bike brand, Aurum, and we run an eye over the first fruits of their labour, the Magma – a bike they’d have like to have at their disposal during their careers, no doubt.

There’s also fresh gear offerings from Enve, Wahoo, Rudy Project, Prologo, Abus, Elite, Aftershokz and Stolen Goat, on top of a test of 10 commuter outfits for all budgets and rider types.

In Features, we reveal how you can instil rock-solid healthy habits into your daily routine, learn lessons in life and performances from some of the world’s best riders and chat to Louis Talpe, the Belgian star of new cycling film The Racer, a fictional drama set during the 1998 Tour de France in Ireland.

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In Big Ride, Trevor Ward finds beauty in structures as well as scenery as he heads on a tour of Modernist architecture in Manchester and Cheshire.

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And in this issue’s supplement, we dedicate 28 pages to all things mountains, with amazing images, skills for climbing and descending and the climbs the pros love and fear in equal measure.

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