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Personal trainer to the stars, from James Corden to Naomi Campbell, Matt tackles your first 10K. p110

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big fat myths, bUsteD! Why not just wrap up in cling film like the Full Monty guy? Wrapping in cling film and sitting in a hot shed might lose you a couple of pounds in water (and in cling film!), but apart from being dehydrated and feeling very thirsty, nothing has changed.

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L e a n e r L i g h t e r F a s t e r like some hulked up gym addict, veins popping like drainpipes under papery skin. “I’m not talking about muscle mass or size,” says Andy. “None of the exercises here will make you a bodybuilder, but they will make you more toned, with muscles that are using up fat, even at rest. You’ll also get faster, because as you become leaner, your power to weight ratio will be more efficient. In fact, losing 1kg of body fat makes you five seconds quicker per mile.” So where to start? Which muscles should you target for fat-blasting? “The legs are key,” says Andy, “they are five times stronger than your arms will ever be, so concentrate on them. It needn’t be in the gym, and there’s no need to buy any equipment. Your own bodyweight can work wonders in a resistance circuit in your garden or a nearby park.” Turn the page, do the exercises and be leaner, lighter and faster come spring. continues over>

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Why does having more muscle burn calories? The more muscle you have, the bigger your engine, which burns up more fuel. It’s like running a 5 litre Mercedes instead of a 2 litre Fiesta. Its engine is bigger, it has more power and goes faster, and it guzzles down a full fuel tank in no time. And the leaner you are, the faster you’ll go. This is what all endurance athletes aim for – a massive muscular engine in a light body.

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Most runners just like to run. But strength training boosts power, stamina and overall performance – it will really give you the edge when the summer events season comes around. There are two simple workouts here, designed to complement the eight-week 10K training programme on the previous pages.

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If I don’t eat, won’t that use up fat? If you don’t eat, your metabolism slows as your body switches to survival mode. When you eat next, you store that fuel as fat, which is broken down slowly so you’ll ‘survive’ for longer. So not eating regularly actually promotes fat gain.

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If I don’t use my muscles, will they just turn into fat? No, muscle and fat are created independently. But it may seem that way, because unused muscles slowly waste away, and with less muscle to burn calories, you’ll store any surplus food you eat as fat.

Bike and run, by all means. But if you want to train smarter and shed pounds in 2012, you need our full-body fitness programme

ou don’t have to wrap yourself in cling film like that guy in The Full Monty. There’s no call for Slimfast, and it’s not even about piling in hour after hour of extra training. Losing flab fast is something everyone can fit into their busy week. So what’s the secret? It’s all about the muscle. Andy Wadsworth from MyLife Personal Training (www.mylifept.com) explains. “Yes you can train at low heart-rate intensities and eat high-protein foods, but there is one other key to getting leaner, lighter and therefore faster – building up a higher muscle density. “Muscle metabolises calories; fat does not. It propels you forward, actively burning calories while it works and repairs. So if you want to tone up and lose flab, don’t just ride or run, build your fat-burning capacity with resistance and speed training each week.” But before you rush for the dumbbells, just wait a minute. This doesn’t mean you have to bulk up to Schwarzenegger proportions

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complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, cardio-boosting,

daley thoMpson, life of a legend

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Under the skin of cycling’s knockout world champion PLUS his winter training regime

faster waves slice through water swimming skills

Put the mountain back into your biking!

your first 10k Complete

INJURY-FREE RUNNING Technique, posture and going barefoot

beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD Monty Halls takes a beasting on a trawler

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, jonny wilkinson’s Expert open

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cardio-boosting, secrets flab-fighting outdoor training programme and win How to boost your intensity

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expert advice from Metabolism myths exposed Jonathan wyatt, world mountain running fitness ‘outdoorchampion

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techniques to take cracknell you beyond yourjames comfort next challenge choosing yourzone

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Your first 10K, first and first marathon

get out, get fitter,

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adventure race If you want to test your full armoury of outdoor skills, from running to riding to kayaking to negotiating assault courses and muddy rivers, nothing beats an adventure race

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fitness in the frame The parallels between stunning photography and outdoor fitness are strong. Both require dedication (Ryan Edy was up on the fells before sunrise to set up for this shot), skill, practice and good-quality gear (in this case a Canon 30D with 17-85mm lens). This image won a ‘medal’, too – a commendation at the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, and it’s on display through January at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. It also features in Landscape Photographer of the Year Book 5.


Sun burst: There are few moments as golden as chasing the sunrise over the fells

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capTUrIng THE pErfEcT momEnT Occasionally, okay very occasionally, there are training runs so flawless that you wish you could bottle the experience. Somehow perfect weather, unblemished countryside and a feeling in your legs that you could run forever combine to create the perfect day. It’s the antidote to all those times when the wind howls, the clouds glower and your legs feel like lead, and it’s a great motivation to lace up and get outdoors whenever the sofa beckons with come-sit-on-me eyes. Keen fell runner and professional photographer Ryan Edy was on a mission “to capture the essence of running in a location with a spectacular sunrise, just by yourself with these amazing views all around.” So having scouted his favourite runs, Ryan decided to hike with his camera kit into the hills of Weardale, County Durham, and shoot this image. With terrific good fortune, a 15-minute window of mesmerising light appeared at sunrise, and he caught this dramatic landscape at his first attempt. Makes you want to run, doesn’t it? feb-mar 2012 outdoor fitness |

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Muscle man: Andy Wadsworth says honing key muscles will prime your body to get fitter even when you’re resting

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Bike and run, by all means. But if you want to train smarter and shed pounds in 2012, you need our full-body fitness programme Words Claire Maxted Pictures Tom Bailey

outdoor fitness ISSUE 4

Bear Grylls 'raw Goat testicles...'

leaner, lighter, fitter cycle up snowdon ride-to-work bikes tested bear grylls amazon swim comfort zone psychology hill running tips

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w a D V e N t U r e wt r a i N i N G w c h a l l e N G e

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cycle up snowdon

Leaner lighter

Put the mountain back into your biking!

your first 10k Complete beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

faster

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon round the world sailing

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, cardio-boosting,

daley thoMpson, life of a legend

flab-fighting outdoor programme

coMpression kit

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ou don’t have to wrap yourself in cling film like that guy in The Full Monty. There’s no call for Slimfast, and it’s not even about piling in hour after hour of extra training. Losing flab fast is something everyone can fit into their busy week. So what’s the secret? It’s all about the muscle. Andy Wadsworth from MyLife Personal Training (www.mylifept.com) explains. “Yes you can train at low heart-rate intensities and eat high-protein foods, but there is one other key to getting leaner, lighter and therefore faster – building up a higher muscle density. “Muscle metabolises calories; fat does not. It propels you forward, actively burning calories while it works and repairs. So if you want to tone up and lose flab, don’t just ride or run, build your fat-burning capacity with resistance and speed training each week.” But before you rush for the dumbbells, just wait a minute. This doesn’t mean you have to bulk up to Schwarzenegger proportions

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your first 10k Complete

INJURY-FREE RUNNING Technique, posture and going barefoot

beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD Monty Halls takes a beasting on a trawler

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon

skills

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, jonny wilkinson’s

round the world sailing daley thoMpson, life of a legend coMpression kit

cardio-boosting, secrets flab-fighting outdoor training programme and win How to boost your intensity

✔ run hillslose fast weight with ease

expert advice from Metabolism myths exposed Jonathan wyatt, world mountain running fitness ‘outdoorchampion

changed my life’ go the extra ✔ psychological mile

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hill running tips

distance | mont ventoux

Your expert off-road winter cycling plan

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cycle up snowdon

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Your first 10K, first and first marathon

cycle up snowdon ride-to-work bikes

open water swimminG

R u N N I N G

step up a distance half-marathon

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like some hulked up gym addict, veins popping like drainpipes under papery skin. “I’m not talking about muscle mass or size,” says Andy. “None of the exercises here will make you a bodybuilder, but they will make you more toned, with muscles that are using up fat, even at rest. You’ll also get faster, because as you become leaner, your power to weight ratio will be more efficient. In fact, losing 1kg of body fat makes you five seconds quicker per mile.” So where to start? Which muscles should you target for fat-blasting? “The legs are key,” says Andy, “they are five times stronger than your arms will ever be, so concentrate on them. It needn’t be in the gym, and there’s no need to buy any equipment. Your own bodyweight can work wonders in a resistance circuit in your garden or a nearby park.” Turn the page, do the exercises and be leaner, lighter and faster come spring. continues over>


big fat myths, bUsteD! Why not just wrap up in cling film like the Full Monty guy? Wrapping in cling film and sitting in a hot shed might lose you a couple of pounds in water (and in cling film!), but apart from being dehydrated and feeling very thirsty, nothing has changed. If I don’t use my muscles, will they just turn into fat? No, muscle and fat are created independently. But it may seem that way, because unused muscles slowly waste away, and with less muscle to burn calories, you’ll store any surplus food you eat as fat. If I don’t eat, won’t that use up fat? If you don’t eat, your metabolism slows as your body switches to survival mode. When you eat next, you store that fuel as fat, which is broken down slowly so you’ll ‘survive’ for longer. So not eating regularly actually promotes fat gain. Why does having more muscle burn calories? The more muscle you have, the bigger your engine, which burns up more fuel. It’s like running a 5 litre Mercedes instead of a 2 litre Fiesta. Its engine is bigger, it has more power and goes faster, and it guzzles down a full fuel tank in no time. And the leaner you are, the faster you’ll go. This is what all endurance athletes aim for – a massive muscular engine in a light body.


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outdoor fitness ISSUE 4

Bear Grylls 'raw Goat testicles...'

leaner, lighter, fitter cycle up snowdon ride-to-work bikes tested bear grylls amazon swim comfort zone psychology hill running tips

rUN w cycle w swiM w NUtritioN w

ON SALE NOW

M NE AG W Az iN

get out, get fitter, live more

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w a D V e N t U r e wt r a i N i N G w c h a l l e N G e

trANsforM your fitNEss iN

2012

cycle up snowdon

Leaner lighter

Put the mountain back into your biking!

your first 10k Complete beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

faster

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon round the world sailing

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, cardio-boosting,

daley thoMpson, life of a legend

flab-fighting outdoor programme

coMpression kit

✔ run hills with ease

expert advice from Jonathan wyatt, world mountain running champion

go the extra mile ✔ psychological techniques to take you beyond your comfort zone

issue 4 feb-mar 2012

£3.99

FEB-MAR 2012

9 rivAl coMMutEr bikEs tEstEd

Hybrid, cyclo-cross and road bikes – great for the weekend too

CLICK TO BUY ISSUE #4 2012

live more

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Leaner lighter Formula 1’s FiTTEsT drivEr WeBBeR:

MOUNTAIN BIKE FITNESS PROGRAMME

S A S TEST BREACON BEACONS,

Under the skin of cycling’s knockout world champion PLUS his winter training regime

faster slice through waves Expert open water swimming

Put the mountain back into your biking!

your first 10k Complete

INJURY-FREE RUNNING Technique, posture and going barefoot

beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD Monty Halls takes a beasting on a trawler

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon

skills

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, jonny wilkinson’s

round the world sailing daley thoMpson, life of a legend coMpression kit

cardio-boosting, secrets flab-fighting outdoor training programme and win How to boost your intensity

✔ run hillslose fast weight with ease

expert advice from Metabolism myths exposed Jonathan wyatt, world mountain running fitness ‘outdoorchampion

changed my life’ go the extra ✔ psychological mile

Inspiring true stories

techniques to take cracknell you beyond yourjames comfort next challenge choosing yourzone

ISSUE 3 DEC-JAN 2011-12

£3.99

heights’ ‘i’m afraid of Fiennes confesses Sir Ranulph

cadel evans’ bike BMc

We ride tour de France winning

£3.99

Issue 2 oct-nov 2011

jackets wetsuits

001 COVER iss 3 cavendish v4.indd 1

issue 4 feb-mar 2012

bike + MOUNTAIN + boardman time PLUS RUNNING SHOES GET SKI FIT + new 9trial rivAlBIKES+ 44 EVENTS +

tested running/cycling

£3.99

OCT-NOV 2011

FEB-MAR 2012

myths

get iNg3 KWill M IN 4 HOURS hoW cross-trAiN 2How hardWeeks can it be? 12 You 75% fitter iN just DEC 2011 -JAN 2012

cyclinG | metabolism

hill running tips

distance | mont ventoux

Your expert off-road winter cycling plan

GET FiT as a TriaThlETE

Red Bull’s MaRk cyclinG, runninG and kayakinG – my FiTnEss rEGimE

cycle up snowdon

1 2>

Ultra-runner Dean Karnazes’ training & stamina secrets

ISSN 2047-2420

| step up a runninG

TRAINING plAN

get out, get fitter,

MARK CAVENDISH

your fitNEss iN

THE WORLD’S FITTEST MAN tested bear grylls amazon swim comfort zone psychology

Your first 10K, first and first marathon

cycle up snowdon ride-to-work bikes

open water swimminG

R u N N I N G

step up a distance half-marathon

leaner, lighter, fitter

| Jonny wilkinson |

Three epic mountain climbs in one day

MARK CAVENDISH | WINTER TRAINING PLAN | FITTEST MAN IN THE WORLD | MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAINING | SAS TEST | INJURY-FREE RUNNING

Get fit as a triathlete

c y c l I N G

ride of Your life

GET OUT, GET FITTER, LIVE MORE

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IN EVERY ISSUE Inspiration

Discover the best outdoor challenges in Britain and right around the world. Having an inspirational goal is one of the best ways to maintain your motivation, and we’ll showcase the best challenges on the planet.

Mountain MayheM Words & Pictures Benji Haworth

Biking up Snowdon is no picnic – especially in a raging gale. But just look at the rewards

outdoor fitness ISSUE 4

Bear Grylls 'raw Goat testicles...'

leaner, lighter, fitter cycle up snowdon ride-to-work bikes tested bear grylls amazon swim comfort zone psychology hill running tips

rUN w cycle w swiM w NUtritioN w

ON SALE NOW

M NE AG W Az iN

get out, get fitter, live more

E

w a D V e N t U r e wt r a i N i N G w c h a l l e N G e

trANsforM your fitNEss iN

2012

cycle up snowdon

Leaner lighter

Put the mountain back into your biking!

your first 10k Complete beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

faster

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon round the world sailing

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, cardio-boosting,

daley thoMpson, life of a legend

flab-fighting outdoor programme

coMpression kit

✔ run hills with ease

expert advice from Jonathan wyatt, world mountain running champion

go the extra mile ✔ psychological techniques to take you beyond your comfort zone

issue 4 feb-mar 2012

£3.99

FEB-MAR 2012

9 rivAl coMMutEr bikEs tEstEd

Hybrid, cyclo-cross and road bikes – great for the weekend too

CLICK TO BUY ISSUE #4 2012

live more

E

Leaner lighter Formula 1’s FiTTEsT drivEr WeBBeR:

MOUNTAIN BIKE FITNESS PROGRAMME

S A S TEST BREACON BEACONS,

Under the skin of cycling’s knockout world champion PLUS his winter training regime

faster slice through waves Expert open water swimming

Put the mountain back into your biking!

your first 10k Complete

INJURY-FREE RUNNING Technique, posture and going barefoot

beginner's training plan

winter triathlon training with the Brownlees

TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD Monty Halls takes a beasting on a trawler

cross-country skiing with the Marines swiMMing the aMazon

skills

complete fitness plan ✔ muscle-building, jonny wilkinson’s

round the world sailing daley thoMpson, life of a legend coMpression kit

cardio-boosting, secrets flab-fighting outdoor training programme and win How to boost your intensity

✔ run hillslose fast weight with ease

expert advice from Metabolism myths exposed Jonathan wyatt, world mountain running fitness ‘outdoorchampion

changed my life’ go the extra ✔ psychological mile

Inspiring true stories

techniques to take cracknell you beyond yourjames comfort next challenge choosing yourzone

ISSUE 3 DEC-JAN 2011-12

£3.99

heights’ ‘i’m afraid of Fiennes confesses Sir Ranulph

cadel evans’ bike BMc

We ride tour de France winning

£3.99

Issue 2 oct-nov 2011

jackets wetsuits

001 COVER iss 3 cavendish v4.indd 1

issue 4 feb-mar 2012

bike + MOUNTAIN + boardman time PLUS RUNNING SHOES GET SKI FIT + new 9trial rivAlBIKES+ 44 EVENTS +

tested running/cycling

£3.99

OCT-NOV 2011

FEB-MAR 2012

myths

get iNg3 KWill M IN 4 HOURS hoW cross-trAiN 2How hardWeeks can it be? 12 You 75% fitter iN just DEC 2011 -JAN 2012

cyclinG | metabolism

hill running tips

distance | mont ventoux

Your expert off-road winter cycling plan

GET FiT as a TriaThlETE

Red Bull’s MaRk cyclinG, runninG and kayakinG – my FiTnEss rEGimE

cycle up snowdon

1 2>

Ultra-runner Dean Karnazes’ training & stamina secrets

ISSN 2047-2420

| step up a runninG

TRAINING plAN

get out, get fitter,

MARK CAVENDISH

your fitNEss iN

THE WORLD’S FITTEST MAN tested bear grylls amazon swim comfort zone psychology

Your first 10K, first and first marathon

cycle up snowdon ride-to-work bikes

open water swimminG

R u N N I N G

step up a distance half-marathon

leaner, lighter, fitter

| Jonny wilkinson |

Three epic mountain climbs in one day

MARK CAVENDISH | WINTER TRAINING PLAN | FITTEST MAN IN THE WORLD | MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAINING | SAS TEST | INJURY-FREE RUNNING

Get fit as a triathlete

c y c l I N G

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1 Push off with one leg and transfer your weight onto the other ski, using opposite arm-to-leg poling for balance. it’s a ‘kick and glide’ movement. 2 Think of your ski as an aeroplane landing and suddenly taking off again. as it comes in to land, you rotate the hips, transfer your weight, and the ski should accelerate past on the ground. 3 Try to hold the glide, staying on one ski for as long as possible. 4 Push off and transfer your weight back onto the other ski.

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1 similar to rollerblading, this is a combination of kicking and gliding, but the difference is you use longer poles, which extends your glide on each ski. 2 To push off, use a combination of poling techniques. 3 Transfer your weight onto one ski. unlike classic, your skis go out in a v-shape. your head should be over the weighted ski. 4 Hold the glide for as long as possible before poling and transferring your weight to the other side.

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The science behind compression clothing is astounding. These magic fabrics maintain an ideal core body temperature, which sports science has time and again shown boosts performance. They reduce muscle vibration, saving you energy, and help flush your muscles of performancesapping lactic acid – all in a shirt and leggings. Before you buy, ask a couple of key questions. First, how are you going to use the clothing? This kind of gear is super-efficient at temperature maintenance, so if you overdress, you’ll cook in minutes. A thermal compression layer plus a light outer layer (a breathable fleece or light windproof jacket) will cope with most of what Britain can throw at you. Second, what’s the aim of your workout? A long, easy ride is very different from an intense 45-minute uphill run. Compression clothing offers varying levels of support, flushing your muscles for recovery at one extreme and holding them in the perfect position at the other. Here we’ve tested gear designed to maintain temperature, support your muscles and wick away sweat. continues over>

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Kona, perhaps best known for its mountain bikes, also has a range of town bikes with the Dew positioned one up from the base entry model in its extensive range. The aluminium frame is paired with Kona’s P2 cromoly forks and both are finished in an unassuming dark blue with a selection of light blue and white graphics. The gearing is mostly Shimano with shifters that are easy to operate and have numbered indicators to tell you what gear you are in. With 24 gears on offer and a wideranging cassette, the Kona has a gear for virtually every scenario, so it’s ideal for anyone worried about their fitness or new to commuting by bike, as well as for hilly rides. The riding position is fairly upright compared to the Carrera, so vision in traffic is excellent and inspires confidence. Pay attention to the frame size though before you buy – in a size that ought to have fitted us the distance between saddle and handlebars felt too short. Beyond this the Kona handles well and its 35mm tyres offer a generous amount of grip whilst absorbing road vibrations. The Dew would be equally at home on the road as it would a towpath or hardpack trail. Tektro brakes offer plenty of stopping power and Kona’s own branded silver finishing kit (stem, handlebars and saddle) match the blue colour scheme well.

Designed for both commuting and country tracks, the Urban 4 is fourth in a line-up of six hybrid bikes produced by Raleigh. The Urban 4 features an aluminium frame and cromoly fork in a matte grey finish. The Shimano gearing offers 24 speeds with a triple chainset and the same broad range as the Kona making it great for hilly commutes and those new to cycling who may still be working on their fitness. As with the Kona, the shifters come with numbered gear indicators and are easy to operate – our test bike moved from gear to gear very smoothly. The upright riding position of the Urban 4 is similar to that of the Kona’s, but the Raleigh is the only hybrid on test to have an adjustable stem that allows you to raise or lower the handlebars so you can really fine-tune your riding position. Once pedalling, the Urban 4 is a bike that you simply forget you are riding as you whizz along taking everything in. It feels quick on the roads and handles itself well over rougher surfaces and towpaths and copes well with the odd pothole strike, where it’s tough wheels and stability are both a major boon. The 38mm wide tyres with reflective sidewalls help to smooth out the ride whilst offering plenty of grip on a variety of surfaces, and the brakes offer ample stopping power with plenty of bite and feel.

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The hourglass shaped head-tube, flattened down-tube and flared chain stays combined with a beefed-up alloy fork give the Carrera an attractive shape and the look of a more expensive frame. With its flat handlebar, the Gryphon’s riding position is more head down than the Kona or Raleigh, lending itself well to a rapid rip through the town without sacrificing too much long range comfort. The Shimano shifters are snappy and crisp to use but changing gear on our rear derailleur required noticeably more effort than on the two other bikes on test. The Gryphon also has eight fewer gears than its two rivals but even with its narrower range we didn’t have any problems finding a suitable gear throughout testing. Its 28mm tyres and aero wheel rims combine to aid both acceleration and outright speed, making the Carrera perfect for nipping through gaps in traffic. The steering is precise and responsive, ideal for any busy commute. The slicker tyres don’t offer the same level of grip as those found on the other two bikes but are still suitable for towpaths and hardpack routes. The tyre choice also means that more road vibrations are transmitted through the frame to the rider, but the comfortable saddle goes some way to alleviating this. Braking is a serious strong point for the Gryphon with the mechanical disc brakes offering a huge amount of stopping power that is easy to modulate thanks to the long brake levers. As a complete package the Gryphon comes out on top in our test. Verdict: A great value, super-speedy flat handlebar hybrid with top specification. Highly recommended.

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