FROM THE ED­I­TOR...

Cycling Plus - - WELCOME - Rob Sped­ding, Ed­i­tor-in-chief

2017 has been a big year for cycling an­niver­saries. Most im­por­tantly Au­gust saw me cel­e­brate 10 years in the sad­dle of Bri­tain’s best sell­ing cycling magazine… Okay, far more sig­nif­i­cantly, for starters, is the fact that this es­teemed or­gan it­self cel­e­brated its 25th birth­day at the start of the year – what do you mean you missed our an­niver­sary is­sue? And then there’s the 200th an­niver­sary of the dandy horse! In­vented in 1817 by Baron Karl von Drais the Lauf­s­mas­chine was ar­guably the first ever bi­cy­cle, so with­out it there prob­a­bly wouldn’t be a Cycling Plus. Turn to p128 to see how deputy ed­i­tor Paul got on when he took a replica of von Drais’ cre­ation for a spin. It’s prob­a­bly fair to say he won’t be swap­ping his Look

for what is, es­sen­tially, a wooden bal­ance bike any­time soon! Don’t for­get that if you’ve any­thing you want to say you can chat with us via @cy­cling­plus on Twit­ter, Cy­clingPlusMagazine on Face­book and cy­cling­plus on In­sta­gram. And, of course, you can al­ways email us at cy­cling­plus@im­me­di­ate.co.uk. It’s good to talk!

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