Keep warm this winter with Cycling Plus

The free gift with the latest Cycling Plus is really practical, if you wear it properly

We reckon that the free gift that comes with the latest issue of Cycling Plus (on sale today folks) is one of the best things we've ever given away. Oh yes! Sure, allen keys are useful, supplements full of sexy Tour de France bikes are great to drool over, but they won't keep your neck warm, or stop hot air escaping through your lid, or make you like a kind-of-rubbish-ninja. Our free designer neckwear will though!

Yeah, I know it looks as if it's just a tube of fabric – albeit with a rather lovely exclusive design by textile design student Hannah Rossiter – but you'll be surprised at just how useful it is. When I was first introduced to this style of head gear several years ago I was pretty sceptical, but they really do keep you toastie in chilly weather. And as the picture shows they can be worn in all manner of stylish ways...

  • CYCLING PLUS January 2010, on sale now at WH Smith, Tesco,  Sainsburys, selected Asda and Morrisons and all good newsagents!
  • Get Lean Now – Bradley Wiggins lost weight and stormed the Tour de France. Find out how to safely shed pounds and boost your power.
  • Playing Dirty – Four great cyclocross bikes ridden and rated.
  • Be Seen – 22 affordable lights rated
  • Stay Warm – Latest longs reviewed
  • Get Home – GPS gadgets rated
  • Inside the weird, wonderful world of 12hr time-trialling.
  • Cyclocross racing with a difference
  • Find your perfect winter training destination
  • PLUS The best fitness advice
  • FREE Exclusive designer neckwear!
  • WIN Limited edition Boardman!
Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK
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