“ Cycling Plus is the magazine for anyone who appreciates the all-out effort of time-trialing, the freedom of touring, the cut-and-thrust of commuting, and the sheer joy of just being out on the road. Every month we bring you what's new in the world of cycling. Our team of experts tests every product we review. And we're talking about real tests here. Each bike we review is tested in real-world situations and for as long as it takes us to reach our conclusion, which is usually several weeks, but can run in to months. „
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Cycling Plus, is a monthly produced magazine for the cyclist in you. I bought my first copy of this magazine the other week and found to be good/average. The price of the October magazine was £3.99
The front cover of the magazine is colourful and vibrant with a very futuristic and modern font. This gives it a very pleasurable look and one which will make you pick and browse through. Like most magazines, the main story and headlines are clearly visible so that if you are looking for a certain topic, it is easy to come across.
Cycling plus has 5 main sections to it. "The Hub" is the latest news in the biking industry with some new products. It is well varied and caters for all types of cyclists from commuters to racers. "Know How" is a section on techniques, research, and tips on improving your cycling. "Routes" gives very detailed stories and tips on specific rides. The locations are varied and will appeal to all UK residents. "Features" is the main stories and articles of the month. These are again varied and suitable for all types of cyclists. "Road tested" is the section where all types of cycling accessories are reviewed and given a rating out 10. In this issue there was a large review comparing indoor trainers and lights, with a best of at the end of the article.
I feel the magazine could do with a back catalogue of products reviewed. Magazines can be very much personal preference. My preference is for more cycling tips.
The coverage is excellent and will appeal to a wide range of cyclists and ages. The cost is average at £3.99. The magazine also hosts a very busy and helpful forum website (www.bikeradar.com) which I very much recommended browsing.
Would I buy again?? Maybe. As someone who has a more specific interest, in road cycling for fitness, I am less interested in a lot of areas.