The May 2023 edition of Cycling Plus is out now. Billed the 'Speed Edition', it has all you need to ride faster this season, complete with the best tech and riding position gains for your buck in the Silverstone wind tunnel. Plus, there are do-it-all £1.8k bikes on test.


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The Speed Edition

We're in the Silverstone Sport Engineering Hub's wind tunnel with aero expert Stephen Roche, who tests the latest tech and body position changes to discuss which are the best for both your speed and wallet, with some surprising results.

Elsewhere in the Speed Edition, we meet the next generation of British pro cycling talent...

... and also reveal the best sessions, lifestyle tweaks and nutrition to go faster in 2023.

Do-it-all bikes

In our major bike test this month we rate three go-anywhere bikes around the competitive £1,800 price point from Ribble, Surly and Trek to discover which is best for taking on road and gravel

Top tech

In cycling’s best reviews section, we give our verdict on Giro's new Aries Spherical helmet, Shimano's RX600 shoes, Royal wheels, budget bikepacking kit from Oxford Products, test six track pumps for precision and power, and much more...


We have not one but two major in-depth investigative pieces this month. The first looks at the current state of the cycling events industry and how it's shaping up after the pandemic, Brexit and cost of living crisis.

We also analyse whether, after years of shortages and price rises, bikes may just be about to get cheaper and far easier to find.

Cake, but not as you know it

Further features include an interview with top pro cycling chef Hannah Grant, who also dishes out some revelatory cake recipes, while we ride around the white horses of Wiltshire on a Big Ride you really must-do this year.

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