In the July issue of Cycling Plus we look for our £1000 Bike of the Year by testing 10 of the best buys at this price or less from the likes of Specialized, Boardman, Cannondale, Vitus, Canyon, Van Rysel and more. You get a lot of bike for a grand these days, and all of them impressed, but find out the winner inside.


Elsewhere we round up 10 great summer outfits of jerseys and bibs across all price ranges to keep you cool in the months ahead… whether that's out in the sunshine, where allowed, or stuck indoors sweating on the turbo.


We also take a look at the reasons why cycling is so important to all of us, and the effect of having our ability to watch and take part in our sport curtailed.


Features editor John Whitney steps up to the challenge of lockdown by finally reading seminal cycling novel The Rider (and recognizing himself on every page) and saddling up for a mountainous 142km ride – without ever leaving his living room.


All this and much more inside the July issue of Cycling Plus. To buy the issue or subscribe, head here.