RiDE February 2022

‘Let’s all start planning for a great spring and summer’

The world we’ve been living in for the past two years has been a strange, and sometimes scary, place. We all know the troubles and pain many have had to endure, so frustrations of not being able to pursue your favourite pastime need to be viewed with perspective, but few of us have been able to enjoy our biking to the full. Of course, there are bigger matters at hand but our travel has been restricted, both home and abroad. Bikes have sat idle, at times mothballed.

And now, as I write this, there seems a whole new heap of uncertainty on the horizon. But we can feel differently than before, because if there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2020 and 2021 is that it won’t always be like it is now. With that in mind, I’m looking forward to a great riding summer in 2022 and pulling together our Tour 2022 special with the team has given me plenty of inspiration — and it will hopefully do the same for you, too. There’s loads of inspiration for great riding and road trips in the UK and Europe.

I’m longing to revisit southern Spain: sure, there are more spectacular places to ride but very few are as bike-centric or have roads with the flow, the grip and the wonderful weather. When things calm down, and the weather warms up, I’m heading south. See you on the Ronda road.

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RiDE February 2022