Which bike will be crowned the 2020 winner?


Covering gravel, endurance, aero, performance and superbikes, Warren tested throughout the worst of the winter storms before decamping alongside a team of willing test pilots to Gran Canaria to choose the winner…

This year’s bikes are priced between £2500 and £4000 and feature both debuts and updates of old favourites, but what unifies all of the bikes is that they are getting quicker, thanks to aerodynamics, smoother due to improved carbon design, better controlled and more comfortable as a result of superior grip and more compliant because of wider tyres. Whatever you’re looking for with your next bike, we think you’ll find it in this issue’s BoTY.

Dukes Weekender gravel enduro

Cycling Plus’s intrepid features editor, John Whitney, samples the Scottish rough stuff at the Dukes Weekender, as he tackles the iconic Duke’s Pass in this gravel-based competition – a weekend-long test of endurance that maximises on the burgeoning popularity of gravel riding…

10 best sub-£100 helmets

Staying safe on the bike shouldn’t be restricted to those who can afford the most expensive helmets. Protecting your head and staying cool is possible without blowing your budget…

Ten of the very best helmets under £100 are put under scrutiny to see which comes out on top for the best fit, weight, value and levels of protection. The verdicts will help you make the right choice…

Bombproof your body

As we emerge from winter, this is the time that niggling injuries can suck the fun out of your cycling. This training feature presents a revolutionary programme of stretches and strength exercises that will help bolster the bits of your body prone to injury for your strongest year yet. It's also a good guide to what you can do at home to keep you on track for when you can get out on the road more readily again. A little time on strength training now will reap big rewards…

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