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MEET THE CYCLISTS RIDING 500KM THROUGH RAMADAN

The Fasted 500 was the brainchild of Zahir Nayani, a lawyer and cyclist from Swindon, who saw the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Muslim communities and a need to encourage an active lifestyle. The Fasted 500 has required participants to ride an average of 17km a day through the holy month of Ramadan, from 12 April to 12 May.

THE ULTIMATE CYCLING PRIZE DRAW WITH THE TOUR 21

With The Tour 21 team progressing towards their £1,000,000 target, The Ultimate Cycling Prize Draw linked to the event is currently live. help the team reach their goal and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are now available to purchase with all proceeds going towards the team’s fundraising for Cure Leukaemia.

LET'S DEBATE!

CAN ALI BROWNLEE GO SUB 7-HOURS OVER AN IRON-DISTANCE?

It could be a triathlon performance for the ages, But shaving 36 minutes off the world’s best iron-distance effort is a monumental ask. As Ali Brownlee prepares to attempt just that, James Witts investigate the innovations that could make the dream become reality…

HOW TACO VAN DER HOORN HONED HIS WAY TO A GIRO STAGE WIN

It’s rare to see a lone breakaway rider outfox the peloton on a sprint stage at a Grand Tour, so it was fantastic to see Taco Van Der Hoorn take a win on stage three of the 2021 Giro d’Italia. To understand why events like this are so rare, you simply need to consider the maths.

REVIEWS

TRI-RALEIGH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Pros: Gloriously accomplished and authentic retro ride


Cons: It’s a limited-edition bike

SHIMANO'S ULTEGRA R8000 PEDALS REVIEW

Pros: Great performance; low weight; adjustable tension

Cons: Price

THINGS TO DO

KAMOOT: BIKE TOURING ROUTES AND TRAILS

Discover the best routes, guides and handmade Collections, organized by region and categorized by the type of adventure you’re looking for. Just choose your region, select the categories that best describe what you want to experience — and find your next bike tour.

5 OF THE BEST UK BIKE PARKS WITH UPLIFT

MBUK have put together their top picks of Britain’s top venues for maximum descending fun with minimum uphill effort.The shortlist features BikePark, Wales, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and more!

ADVICE AND TIPS

WHY CYCLING AND WALKING ARE GREAT FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

We all know that keeping active has huge benefits for our physical health. But did you know that it’s also good for your mental health? Here’s why walking and cycling are great for your body and your brain.

WHAT TOOLS TO CARRY CYCLING AND HOW TO USE THEM

Bikes are very simple machines, you can strip one down and build it back up on the roadside with a multi-tool. Most common mechanicals are quick and easy to fix, as long as you are carrying the right tools and spares.

WIN A £100 VOUCHER AND A YEAR'S MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION

We want to know more about you, fill out the form below for the chance to win a £100 voucher for a Cycle Show brand of your choice and a year’s magazine subscription for either 220 Triathlon, MBUK, or Cycling Plus. (view full T&C’s here)

SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022

Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.


The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues

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EBIKE DEMO WEEKEND COMING TO ALEXANDRA PALACE THIS SUMMER!

If you’re looking to upgrade your bike to an electric version or you’ve thought about getting an eBike, but are a bit overwhelmed by all the options, then the eBike Demo Weekender at Alexandra Palace from 14-15 August, might just be the answer. With tarmac and off-road tracks located in beautiful parkland, you can come along and try out a selection of bikes of all types and chat to the brands about which bike is best for you.