Uh-oh, it looks like we’re running out of year! Before we know it, many of us will be mothballing our bikes for the winter months and cracking out the eggnog. Well, that would be a pessimist’s take on things. The optimistic position (which is the one I always strictly adhere to) is that there’s still plenty of fun to be had out of 2017 as we roll towards the months with a ‘ber’ at the end of their name. If the UK isn’t going to cough up an Indian summer – although I haven’t given up hope of one just yet – there are still plenty of places within easy reach of our shores where you can grab a cheap but incredibly cheerful break that’ll allow you to have one more ride in the sunshine. To sow that seed, turn to page 30 where you’ll find a list of 10 weekend getaways for you and your bike. All are just a a couple of hours’ flight time from your local airport and you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy the various splendours they offer, either. You’ll also find this issue busy with advice on how to ride better and in greater comfort, along with round-ups of all the latest gear and kit. In fact everything in here is designed to help you truly squeeze every last drop of cycling pleasure from what this not-quite-past-it-yet year still has to offer. Enjoy!