Cycling Plus September is out now!

A bike bargain hunt and the return of the Tour of Britain


In the September edition of Cycling Plus the team is on a bargain hunt. Tester Simon Withers tested four aluminium machines between £600 and £1000 to see which one gets you the most for your money.


There are first rides of the Marianne Vos inspired-road bike, the Liv Langma Advanced SL Disc, and the J Laverack GRiT, plus the best in women’s kit is tested.

In Features, Cycling Plus speaks to Phil Cavell, author of new book, The Midlife Cyclist, that delves into the upsides – and pitfalls – of choosing a life of high performance in middle age and beyond. Elsewhere, we consider whether we can say goodbye to the bonk – that disastrous crash of energy during activity – with an in-depth look at Supersapiens’ glucose-monitoring patches.


As the sportive returns to our calendars the Cycling Plus team sent one of its most hardened riders out into the summer fog to test his legs on the formidable Dartmoor Classic.


September sees the return of the Tour of Britain. Get your full event guide to all the routes with interviews and more in this issue’s special supplement.