In the September issue of Cycling Plus, Warren Rossiter delves into the rich history of one the world’s best and most successful bikes, Specialized’s Roubaix, and we finally test ride the new, eagerly-awaited Giant TCR.
We also pit two bikes from British brands taking on the world, Kinesis and Ribble, against each other, and bring you our ultimate gear upgrades. There’s also tests of gear from Sidi, Spektrum, Coros and Le Col.
In features, we show you how endurance is, for a surprisingly large part, a battle played out in the mind, and reveal how you can counter the heat on long rides this summer. Then we go for a hilly ride in our own local stomping ground of the Mendips, and speak to the brains behind some of the world’s best bikes, designer Torgny Fjeldskaar.
Finally this month is our belated guide to the Tour de France. The world’s biggest bike race was postponed in July and has been shunted to an unusual late August position on the calendar. Over 28 pages we reveal the key stages, take a look at the teams and organisers tasked with keeping the show on the road amid a pandemic and look back at other crisis-hit grand tours from history.