Spoke 48 is here and heading out this week

The subscriber copies of Spoke just showed up at the office and they will be heading back out later this week. There's still time to subscribe for $35 or for $59 with a Spoke T-Shirt. Not only will you get Spoke delivered to your door, you'll also go in the draw to win one of ten sets of Kenda tyres (you'll need to subscribe by Wednesday morning though).

Karl tells us why everyone should ride the Heaphy Track, a must-do Kiwi classic multi-day ride to add to your bucket list.

Megan and John take us through the ups and downs of racing in an untried team in one of the toughest MTB stage races in the world, the Cape Epic in South Africa. Their account doesn't gloss over the experience, it's a warts and all tale that lays it all bare. Harriet and crew get their slew on in the World's Slowest Snowstorm, riding the scree slopes around Molesworth and feeling just a little bit small in this huge landscape.

Caleb heads across the ditch to sample the sweet riding in and around Adelaide and Melrose, and comes back mightily impressed.

There's all the regular stuff too; tips on how to ride, tests on what to ride, and reasons why we ride. The people, the places, the experiences, it's what Spoke is all about.