Catch me if you can

Sa Calobra, Mallorca’s big climb
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As the market for ‘ride with the pro’ cycling holidays takes off, Simon Usborne trains alongside Tour de France veteran David Millar

A member of the tour in the Quebrada de las Conchas
©Carole Cadwalladr

Riding high in northern Argentina

Fuelled by steak and fine Malbec, Carole Cadwalladr experiences cycle touring at its most luxurious

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On the bike to Mandalay

As tourists flock to Myanmar, a bicycle offers an off-the-beaten track escape from the crowds

Cycling’s longest climb

On a six-day bike tour through Colombia, Adharanand Finn tackles the world’s longest climb: 82km of continuous uphill pedalling

Tom Robbins puts the bicycle through its paces with a colleague on Box Hill, UK. December 14 2015. Tom Jamieson for The FT Weekend
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The bike that pedals itself

The use of tiny hidden motors — so-called ‘mechanical doping’ — could transform amateur cycle events and holidays

Postcard from . . . Alpe d’Huez

The climb up this summit is an exuberant spectacle of squalid, manic hedonism, the Glastonbury of sport

A cycling tour of southern India

Carole Cadwalladr leaves the British winter behind on a two-week group holiday riding through the hills and tea estates of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Pedal power around Lake Constance

Inspired by the Tour de France but intimidated by the thought of a cycling holiday? Try a grand tour on an electrically assisted bike

The Tour du Mont Blanc: cyclists on the gruelling ride
©Yves Breton

The Tour du Mont Blanc – the ultimate cycling challenge?

Three countries, 330km of mountainous roads and 8,000m of climbing – it all adds up to one long day in the saddle for Tom Robbins

The ‘otters crossing’ sign near the causeway on to South Uist

Cycling through the Outer Hebrides

As the UK basks in the Tour de France’s afterglow, Will Hide finds two-wheeled heaven in some of Scotland’s remotest islands

Hainan: China’s new kingdom of bicycles

Over the past two decades the island has been reborn as a destination both for mainstream tourists and cyclists

The Tour de France comes to Yorkshire

Will hosting the start of next month’s race put the county on the map for two-wheeled tourists?

Fun with a ‘fatbike’

A new type of mountain bike is broadening the horizons of adventurous cyclists. Tim Neville puts a ‘fatbike’ to the test along the beaches and byways of Oregon

Biking in Bhutan

A new cycling trip through the remote Himalayan kingdom provides the ideal way for visitors to immerse themselves in its traditions and culture

Postcard from . . . London: Welcome to the velodrome

The 2012 Olympic velodrome is about to open to all-comers. Tim Moore gets a (terrifying) preview

Cycling: the Paris-Roubaix race

For the cyclist in pursuit of ‘glorious suffering’, the Paris-Roubaix race is unrivalled. Tom Robbins put himself through the bone-shaking ordeal

Heli-biking in New Zealand

Head to ‘Lord of the Rings’ territory for the latest offering for thrill seekers

Pedalling into the past

As the 100th Tour de France begins, Tim Moore enjoys a gentler cycling event, a wine-fuelled vintage festival

Lionel Barber’s Pyrenees challenge

The FT editor joins a group of ‘mamils’ (middle-aged men in Lycra) for a gruelling weekend ride through mountainous Tour de France territory

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