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The best beer in every state, according to beer enthusiasts across the US

Americans love their beer. And when traveling out of state, a visit to the local brewery is one of the best ways to sample the culture.<p>For 15 years, Zymurgy Magazine — the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association— has asked the group's tens of thousands of members to cast votes for …

Beer

Paris-Roubaix 2018 cobbles: Your complete guide to the Hell of the North pavé

<b>Your guide to the difficulty ratings of all 29 cobbled sectors</b><p>With the 2018 edition of Paris-Roubaix just around the corner, race organiser ASO has …

Road Cycling

Cycling on TV in 2018: calendar guide to what’s on and when

<b>Never miss a bike race on the telly-box with our live TV guides</b><p>If the perfect weekend for you involves an early morning spin followed by an afternoon …

Cycling

Road bike bottom bracket standards: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

<b>We run through the exciting world of bottom bracket standards, so you'll know your PF30 from your BB386Evo</b><p>Your bottom bracket is that hollow bit at …

The best handlebar tape, and how to wrap it

<b>It can be a fiddly job, but sooner or later you'll need to change your handlebar tape. Here we show you how to do it, and which tape you should</b> …

Watch This Thirsty Koala Guzzle from a Cyclist's Water Bottle

Proving again that cyclists are the best people<p>While the U.S. East Coast is in the midst of yet another serious cold snap, it's been wickedly hot down in Adelaide, Australia, these last few weeks. It's such a scorcher, in fact, that the recently completed Tour Down Under shortened its stages and …

Koala

Charles and Ray Eames: The couple who shaped the way we live

Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th Century. William Cook looks at how the pair worked together to create designs that still inspire today.<p>Charles and Ray Eames are most famous for their iconic chairs, which transformed our idea of modern furniture, but this …

Design

How the sandwich consumed Britain

The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner. By Sam Knight<p>The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so …

Sandwiches

Want your Strava feed back in chronological order? Here’s how to do it

<b>Google Chrome web extension lets you take back control</b><p>A couple of weeks ago, Strava rolled out a major update that saw users being able to add …

Nordic Noir 101: 11 Best Books to Get to Know the Genre - Signature

A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series<p>In the fifth installment of the <i>Millennium Series</i>, brilliant hacker and troubled outsider Lisbeth Salander is as close as she’s ever been to unraveling the mysteries of her traumatic childhood. In order to finally do so, she turns …

Books

The Best Bike Rides Near Your 12 Favorite Cities

​Whether you’re traveling to a new town or just tired of your usual loop, we’ve got an awesome route for you. Did your favorite ride make the cut?<p>It’s easy to pass over a great ride because you don’t know the area, don't know the route, or just need a kick in the pants to mix things up and try …

Hiking

Commuter roundup: Thousand’s latest helmets, Levi’s 2017 Commuter Collection and new bags from Timbuk2

Between the many advanced disciplines of cycling, it’s easy to forget how many people just ride bikes to get from place to place. Thankfully …

Steve McQueen

Cycling knee pain: everything you need to know

<b>Knee pain is common among cyclists - but more often than not it's an indication of a problem elsewhere. We take a look at the key causes and solutions</b><p>…

Massage Therapy

5 Ways to Fix the Most Common Cycling Pains

Because at the end of a hard ride, your legs should feel like they're on fire, not your neck, back or knees.<p>Riding a bike shouldn’t hurt. If it does, something is wrong, generally with your fit, gear, bike setup or riding style. With all those moving pieces, deciphering just what’s gone awry can be …

Peter Sagan

Best cycling sportives near Manchester

Manchester and the north west of England is one of the best places in England for the cyclist – why do you think British Cycling bases itself …

Cycling

Join Specialized to watch the Length of Sweden this weekend only

Find yourself yearning for new adventures on your bike? Well, if ultra long brevets are something you’re into, or ever thought about, you’ll want to …

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

The strength moves you can do anytime, anywhere, at any fitness level<p>I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of …

Workouts

Get amped for the weekend with a History of Cycling Anime

OK, so Anime. There’s a topic that will produce a mixed bag of comments when it pops up in mixed conversation. But this is Cycling Anime, and we are …

20 things for cyclists to do in 2017

1. Watch the big international cycling stars on British roads<p>Great Britain may have possessed some of the biggest international cycling stars in the …

Cycling

4 Ways to Make Your Ab Routine More Effective Using Hand Weights

Use these moves to boost your ab strength (and also your stamina)<p>Feel like your core routine isn't giving you the results you crave? You probably need to challenge yourself a little bit more. These moves use hand weights to amp up their ab-sculpting powers, and challenge your stamina (in a good …

Yoga

How to Rally for a Post-Work Bike Ride

Getting back on the saddle can feel daunting after a full day at work; here are a few tips on how to boost your motivation<p>When your only time to ride is in the evening, you’re up against a lot. All that early-morning motivation you rolled out of bed with can easily turn into work-day exhaustion and …

Classic Cars

Best arm warmers for cycling: 2017 top picks

Whoever came up with the idea for arm warmers deserves a pat on the back. One of the most versatile pieces of cycling clothing, the humble pair of …

Cycling

Specialized Ruby Elite review

When Specialized re-launched the Ruby in September 2016, it did so at the same time as its Roubaix. Both come with the headline grabbing and highly …

Road Bikes

Wake Up Ready to Crush Your Morning Ride

How to get out of bed and on your bike faster (and peppier) than ever<p>Early-morning rides can be brutal. Sure, you love your bike, and once you’re moving, you probably remember that, but getting out the door can feel like the hardest thing in the world when the sun is barely up. Want to start your …

Cycling

Vulpine says it's time for Luxury Winter as its fourth 2016 collection debuts

Vulpine has been teasing us this autumn with the launch of a series of collections aimed to keep us riding into the darker months.<p>We’ve already …

Clothing

Tips For Playing Pokémon Go

Being the very best (like no one ever was) is surprisingly difficult in <i>Pokémon Go.</i> You can’t just grind your way to a strong Pokémonanymore: you’ve …

Pokémon

How to get started in road cycling

Getting started in any sport can be hard, but cycling can be particularly tricky. It’s not just a case of buying a pair of running shoes or some …

Shimano unveils simple, classically-styled Transit urban & touring clothing, shoes & more…

Shimano is courting urban riders and those out on tour, not looking to stand out in spandex, with a new range of technical performance clothing in …

Clothing

Summer Cocktails for Cyclists

Celebrate the best of summer with these health-conscious cocktails<p>This summer, we hope you are planning a long ride with friends followed by a barbecue and cold libations. If you’re looking for something other than beer to drink (although we like beer, too), here are some speedy cocktails and …

Wellness

5 Great Exercises for New Cyclists

Specifically geared toward new cyclists, these five exercises help strengthen your frame, and increase your joy and comfort on the bike<p>Few sports reward beginners as much as cycling. It’s fun. It’s social. And because it’s so gentle on the joints, someone who can walk a mile or two can easily ride …

Cycling