It’s that time of the year when arguably the world’s greatest sporting spectacle arrives and people all over the country are inspired to dust off their PE kit and get more active… No, not the World Cup of soccerball, we mean the Tour de France of course! (Unless you hate football, then getting out on the bike is probably a great option…)
As you’d expect from a cycling mag, we love Le Tour, so in our summer issue we take a look at six of the sexy superbikes that could be carrying some of the world’s best racers through France this July. These are the latest, loveliest (and lavishly-priced) disc brake-equipped race bikes on the market. Well, we can all dream… As well as our bike test, the Summer issue also includes our 36-page Tour de France preview. We take a look at the teams, the riders and take a ride on the surprisingly short, but pretty darned savage 65km stage between Bagneres-de-Luchon and Sant-Lary-Soulan.
If the Tour de France is piquing your (or someone you know’s) interest in cycling then be sure to check out our first Get Britain Riding 2018 feature. We surveyed over a 1000 non-cyclists to find out what was stopping them from riding and in Rob Kemp’s piece we explain why there really is no excuse not to ride a bike!
If you’re already a committed rider then you want to get better right? Check out our build a better biking body article for advice on making the most of what you’ve got! Elsewhere we test 16 helmets that won’t break the bank but could stop you breaking your head, we head to Germany to see if Focus have built an e-bike we can enjoy, find out which GPS computers are best at finding the way, visit Brittany, France’s cycling heartland for a big ride and take on one Britain’s hardest and hilliest races!
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