Cycling Plus January is out now!

Flat-bar commuters and flat-out fast racers


The government might have temporarily put the kibosh on many of our commutes with Lockdown 2, but you can future-proof your ride to work now with one of the four flat-bar bikes in the January issue of Cycling Plus.


The same goes for our test of Cannondale’s Neo Lefty 1, should you want for a bit more thrust to your pre-work ride: its powerful Bosch motor will see you’re as fresh as a daisy for that first morning meet.


And in New Bikes, we’ve also got tests of the Canyon Aeroad CFR Di2, Merida Reacto Team -E and the Cytronex Cannondale Quick 4 Disc.


In our gear grouptest we’ve got 10 rain jackets to suit a range of budgets, while six rear lights get the Shootout treatment. In Upgrade, we review Garmin’s top-end bike computer, the Edge 1000+, as well as two of the best smart bikes from Tacx and Wahoo.


In Features, we reveal the health benefits to cold-weather riding and why it shouldn’t hold any fear, profile the favourite British routes from familiar faces of the cycling industry and put you on the path to your very own Everesting attempt. In Big Ride, Matt Ray reports from the French Alpine paradise of Les Gets.


Our extra gift this month comes in the shape of our annual wall calendar. Stick it up now and will on the end of a most dire year.


Subscribe to Cycling Plus today and receive a Lusso Dryline SS base layer worth £32.50.