Happy New Year my dear reader,
We are starting 2023 with answers to your questions sent to our columnist Ian Jenner who writer the monthly Ask The Coach.
On page 12 you will find an interview with Giancarlo Brocci, creator of L’Eroica, before the start of the New Year. Giancarlo says “It will be great to tell the European Parliament about our ideas to recover and develop the most beautiful suburbs of Europe”.
Then Santini has paid tribute to the iconic finish-line of the Tour de France with a special kit dedicated to the 2023 edition of the Grande Boucle on page 20.
BIKE Transalp celebrates 25 years and is preparing its “mother of MTB stage races” from July 9 to 15, 2023. All about and a map on page 26.
Turn to p30 for design challenges, and the difficulties facing the biking industry in the COVID-19 era in an interview with Matt Mears, the founder of Temple Cycles.
For Tomás it was now or never. He was itching for adventure and the time couldn’t have been better: he was in between studies and had nothing holding him back. On page 36 Q&A with Tomás Mac on his Adventure through Africa.
On p44 Jeremy Edwards is discovering an untapped beauty and a re-found cycling heritage in Portugal.
Find everything about Monchique – located in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve region offers exceptional conditions for cycling and is increasingly sought after by enthusiasts of the sport, from beginners to regular or highly experienced cyclists.
Edinburgh has a lot more to offer than cobbled streets, bagpipes, and festivals. Colin Baird discovers the hidden gem of Edinburgh – Craigmillar Castle on page 56.
Is The Netherlands the best country for cycle touring? Discover on page 66.
Marcia Roberts, Endurance cyclist & LEJOGLE world Record holder 2020, does the ride of her life.