This month’s Big Ride is an island paradise, crisscrossed by towering sinuous roads, basking in year-round sun and going by the name of Gran Canaria, aka possibly the best cycling destination you’ve never been to. Yet.
This month we also take on the French Alps’ sleeping giant, the Col du Glandon; we discuss dropper posts and that descent of the Poggio with Matej Mohorič; and we ride the three-day Haute Route Davos epic, which takes on 6,500m of climbing. Then there’s advice on how to stretch to ride longer and faster, the rundown on how cycling can help stave off Alzheimer’s, plus our monthly racing round-up by Felix Lowe.
Talking tech, we take a behind-the-scenes peak at Yorkshire bike luggage specialists, Restrap; shine a spotlight on one of the quirkiest handbuilt bikes we’ve ever seen; take a deep dive into Colnago’s latest all-rounder C68; and test bikes from Stayer, Cannondale and Felt. It’s all in a month’s work for Cyclist, and it’s all wrapped up in issue 140, just for you.