Mark Cavendish. We might as well just leave it there… what a rider, what a Tour de France. But we don’t want to do that! So this month we’ve delved deep into the Manx Missile’s incredible career, plus we’ve been granted unique access behind the scenes at the 2021 Tour with a photographer’s eye-view diary. Our Big Ride this month sees Cyclist literally ride down the UCI headquarters driveway and into the Swiss Alps, while UK missions include Britain’s longest sportive, the 330km coast-to-coast Chase the Sun, and Day 12 of John O’Groats to Lands End: the Scenic Route, in which Marcus takes on the Mendip Hills’ infamous Cheddar Gorge.
Israel Start Up Nation’s Cherie Pridham explains how riders get schooled for working the media; we ask the experts to explain bike compliance, what it is and how it’s making you faster, and then there’s also all the latest bikes and kit from Bianchi, Assos, Pearson and Shand, plus Zipp’s fastest ever wheels that are actually slower. Honestly, it makes sense when you read it…