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New year, new look – RCUK gets makeover for cycling's greatest year

Everyone enjoys a makeover from time to time, and here’s ours: a bustling new home page to match a year packed with racing, gear launches, sportives, and a certain event in London this summer.

We’ve streamlined the RCUK navigation to make it easier to find your way around, and added some new categories. We hope you like it.

Hoy and Kenny could help make 2012 a year to remember. Photo: British Cycling

We’re aiming to bring you more coverage this year of the things you love about cycling: pro racing, cutting edge kit, coaching tips to make you stronger and faster, nutrition advice to keep you fueled, maintenance advice to keep you rolling, and details of the best sportives. We’ll also be looking back at cycling’s rich and fascinating history, getting to know the pros and their machinery, and going behind the scenes with Britain’s top teams and bike builders, as well as continuing to bring you sound advice and trusted reviews you can rely on. And of course, you can continue to have your say on cycling issues big and small in the forum.

It’s been a busy start to what we’re all hoping will be British cycling’s greatest year. In only the first two weeks, we’ve been able to bring you the thoughts of cycling’s superstars, Cav and Wiggo, sumptuous kit from the London Bike Show, including details that escape all but the trained eye, team launches, and more racing news and reports than you can shake a stick at.

But there’s plenty more to come. The Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the WorldTour calendar tomorrow, and our columnist, Irish road race and time trial champion, Matt Brammeier, will be in the thick of the action. The end of the month sees the Core Bike Show, where Britain’s biggest distributors show off new kit to hordes of retailers. It’s a trade-only affair, but don’t worry, you’ll have a mate on the inside: RCUK. And by the end of this week, the Court of Arbitration for sport may have even ruled on a positive drug test given by Alberto Contador during the 2010 Tour De France (no  hurry, guys). Whatever the decision, the implications will be massive. We’ll bring you full analysis.

So keep checking back throughout the weeks and months ahead. With cycling’s popularity rising inexorably, there’s never been a better time to be involved in the sport we love. And if Cav, Wiggo, Hoy, Pendelton and co. deliver what we know they’re capable of this summer, then hold on to your cotton caps, because our sport will go through the roof. Stay with us – it’s going to be a ride.

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