With so many climbs to ride in the Pyrenees, CW spoke to Peter Cossins about his new book on cycle routes in the range
Vitus ZX-1 EVO CRS eTap AXS £4,199.99 | 8.4kg
Stefan Abram reviews an aero rig offering plenty of clout for your cash
The information vacuum of interrupted coverage at the Giro is a great simulation of the spectating experience, finds the Doc
THE LAND CYCLING FORGOT
Quiet roads, a mixture of terrain, Shropshire could be one of the country’s best kept secrets when it comes to riding. Once restrictions had lifted we went to see if what the local riders had been keeping to themselves was as special as they said
Tour de Suisse: 5-6 JUNE (WOMEN), 6-13 JUNE (MEN)
Dumoulin to resume riding at Swiss tour in preparation for Tokyo TT tilt
IT'S FINALLY OVER
Three gruelling weeks, 3,449.6km and more than 47,000m climbed, and now, as I write this, there’s only 30.3km left until the 2021 Giro d’Italia will be finished.
Cycling 20 March, 1946 - Cycling and Britain's war effort
Unsurprisingly the war continued to loom large over the country in 1946. Manufacturing was key to the country getting back on its feet as Dunlop proudly exclaimed on the cover that they were backing Britain’s recovery. And not just making tyres. The 583 products they were involved in making in various factories included hot water bottles, gas cylinders, shoes (or at least the soles), hosepipes, armchairs and beds, or parts of.
Chris Walker's 1991 Milk Race-winning Banana Falcon
Retro revamp proves steel’s still got it
Bernal resists Yates's bold final assault
Brit comes good in final week but Colombian proves too strong
Should You Measure Your Every Move?
Can wearable devices really make you a fitter, healthier cyclist? Deena Blacking straps on a plethora of gadgets and endeavours to find out
WHY IS THE PELOTON HIDING ITS TRUE COLOURS?
There is a conspicuous absence of openly LGBTQ+ riders in the pro peloton, especially among the men. How to cast off the stigma and free everyone to be themselves? David Bradford speaks to pros with first-hand insight
Lincoln to host postponed road champs
Delayed National Champs worth waiting for
THIS GIRO ISN'T PRETTY
It’s the eve of the Queen stage and the end of another hard week at the Giro. Tomorrow is shaping up to be one of the most gruesome days of my career. A bit stiff and sore from a crash today and staring down the barrel of 212km, 5,600m climbing, rain all day that will be sleet and then snow on top of the Fedaia, Pordoi and Giau passes. It won’t be pretty. [It was shortened, but still grim - ed]
REMEMBERING THE COMRADES OF THE ROAD
The National Cyclists’ War Memorial was unveiled 100 years ago as part of a remarkable ceremony in the heart of England
Great inventions of... 1946 – the big ring
To be fair, the big chainring and the small chainring were invented at the same time – although we’re not quite sure by whom or exactly when.
When the Doc’s friend Bernard agrees to coach a rival, he finds personal success at odds with his new-found professional reputation
Carthy rides on to Giro podium despite setbacks
Brit loses key climbing domestiques and time in the first two weeks, reports Vern Pitt
Cycling 13 August 1977 - Pomp and pageantry at Leicester track
All eyes were on National Championship week – the popular promotion held annually at the famous Leicester outdoor velodrome from 1973. At this time the 333.33-metre track was still white concrete (it had a makeover for the 1982 Worlds when it was given a wooden surface) and it was Mick Bennett, riding in his first season as a pro, who made the headlines. He beat Olympian Trevor Bull to the sprint title.
The Big CW Fitness Project 2021
Three new riders, three fresh sets of cycling goals – we’ll be following their progress every step of the way
A Cyclist's Guide To Caffeine
We all know cyclists have a thing about coffee, but does the caffeine really boost our riding? TJ Waterfall investigates
The pandemic robbed us of racing and forced us to think differently about why we ride. Chris Marshall-Bell questions whether it’s high time to grasp a ‘new normal’
Do you need an integrated cockpit & proprietary seatpost?
Bike componentry has gone Buck Rogers, but are these ultra-aero parts worth it?
FIND THE PERFECT TOUR
Komoot’s new ‘Tour recommendations’ function provides route inspiration with just a few simple clicks
WHO SPEAKS FOR THE RIDERS?
The formation of two riders’ unions on both the women’s and men’s sides of the sport could be about to change the shape of top level cycling. Paul Knott investigates further
One last chance
After a decade of operations, rehab and setbacks following a devastating hit-and-run crash, Paralympian Simon Richardson is finally back on his bike
DRESSCODE: JACKET REQUIRED
It’s been a long first nine stages and we’re still not at the first rest day yet; the traditional Monday rest day has been scrapped for Tuesdays and it’s making this first stint a real drag.
Racing in the rain is something to watch on telly, not something to experience, says the Doc
Cautious welcome for Women's Tour de France plan
Tour boss confirms women’s race will return in 2022
Bernal in pink: ‘It's incredible to be back'
Colombian wins his first ever Grand Tour stage.
Covid Continues To Plague UK Calendar
Circuit Series now just single race as pandemic casts long shadow.