Vertiginous mountains, iridescent seas and year-round sun – and that means January? It has to be Gran Canaria, the stage for this month’s incredible Big Ride. But that’s just the beginning.
In issue 149 we take on Mallorca’s secret (and mostly off-limits) climb at Kill the Hill; we meet the audaxers who ride 300km before breakfast then another 300km after; and we ride up the storied and achingly beautiful Valparola Pass in Italy. We talk to Ned Boulting about his undiscovered piece of Tour de France film, and Lidl-Trek’s Giulio Ciccone about his hopes and fears; we visit Endura to see what makes the Scottish brand tick; and we look back at 15 years of the one of the world’s most successful bikes, the Cannondale SuperSix.
On test this month is the Look 765 Optimum, Argonaut GR3 gravel bike and new kid in town, Elves Vanyar. All this plus new bikes and kit from Lauf, Maap, Shimano, Udog, Suunto and more.