In the October issue of Cycling Plus, senior technical editor Warren Rossiter puts Trek’s specialist climber, the Emonda SLR eTap Project One to the test. The team report on first rides on the Rose Reveal Four Disc Ultegra and Mason’s Resolution 2 steel machine and test new gear from Fizik, Giro and HJC. In the magazine’s 28-page supplement this month we say, ‘Hello’ to new riders joining the fold with a guide that features all you need to know to get started.


Dirt cheap


Gravel bikes shouldn’t cost the earth. We take four affordable, go-anywhere machines off piste to see which came out top.

The ultimate lockdown


Ten of the toughest and most secure locks are put through our most rigorous test to see which will keep your bike safe from thieves.

Beat the bonk


If you’ve ever experienced the dreaded ‘bonk’ you’ll never want to again. We ask the experts how to keep your energy levels high and avoid hitting the wall. Other features expose the effect of Covid-19 on the cycle tourism industry, we set out on the first of three multi-day, off-road adventures, plus our inquisitive senior technical editor digs around to see if Trek has achieved the holy grail of aero and light with its Emonda.

Better the devil you know


The Tour of Britain may have been cancelled but just because the pros don’t have to do it doesn’t mean that we can’t, so we sent our toughest team player up what would have been the race's hardest climb, Cairn o’ Mount.

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