Kids' bikes have come on leaps and bounds in the last few years, and at the forefront of the movement was Isla Rowntree, founder of Islabikes in rural Shropshire. Here, Cyclosport's Sean Lacey and his daughter, Abby check out the Islabikes Luath 26.
REVIEW: NERVE 600sl £2,999.00
2014 sees the establishment of new British frame builder, NERVE Bikes with a focus on custom, hand built steel and carbon frames. Cyclosport's Mark Tearle gets his hands on one to test out.
REVIEW: Bianchi Infinito CV £3,500.00
As institutions within the sport of cycling go, Bianchi is right up there with the most iconic and prestigious. Cyclosport's Nick Gregory takes on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix with the Infinito CV - the bike Juan Antonio Flecha called the best Classics bike he'd ever ridden.
Eastway R2.0 REVIEW £1,499.00
If bikes were all about looks then the Eastway R2.0, part of the line-up of distributor Fisher Outdoor Leisure's own range, this would be a leading contender. Given the selection of riding available in the UK combined with the variable road surfaces, the R2.0 has to be more than a good looker.
Kinesis UK GF-Ti V2 £1,449.99
If you know Emma Osenton, you've probably spent the last year listening to her telling you how much she loves her Kinesis GF-Ti; how wonderfully it climbs, how comfy it is over distance. So when the Kinesis V2 arrived, she thought: "how could it be better?"
REVIEW: Frog Bikes Frog 55 £250.00
The annoying thing about children is that they grow and they grow fast! Those first bikes that Father Christmas brought my children have long since been passed on to new homes, extensively ridden but still as good as new, sold to friends or to friends of friends who were only too glad to take them.
REVIEW: Vitus Vitesse VRi £2,799.99
Vitus is a name that stems from a golden era in cycling. The 979 Carbone, launched in 1982, was the bike of choice for around 80% of Sean Kelly's professional victories. The recent revival of the brand has reinstated their innovation and race pedigree, as Adam Tranter finds out.
After riding the Vitus for a couple of months I have been searching out the worst bits of road, toughest descents and hardest ramps to give it a good thrashing. The Sean Kelly Limited Edition is the flagship bicycle for the reborn Vitus brand, writes Henry Peacock.
Vitus is a name that'll be familiar to many as an iconic brand of yesteryear. It's now back on the road and this bicycle certainly has the looks; matt black paint with fluorescent green decals means you won't be hiding in any peloton. It's the type of bike that looks like it needs to be ridden fast, and it comes in at a competitive price point, writes Henry Peacock.