Turkey. It’s your next Big Ride destination. And how do we know? Because this issue we visit Turkey to find great beaches, superb weather and, right above those sun-loungers, some monolithic peaks just waiting to be scaled. But issue 133 doesn’t stop there, because this month we chat to Biniam Girmay about shooting champagne corks in eyes and shooting over the line for historic wins; Ned Boulting chats candidly about life commentating on the EPO era and we ascend the mighty Fancuaya in Spain – 10km sure, but peaks of 20%? Why not. Our triple header of test bikes sees the Giant’s latest Propel put through its paces along with Canyon’s new Ultimate and Mason’s all-road Definition. Plus we take a deep-dive into how to stay fit through winter, and tell you why caffeine really makes you faster.