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news goes https – what does that mean for you?

Hopefully nothing, but this is the internet…

The url to has changed in the last few days – hopefully if you’ve noticed at all it’s just that a little padlock symbol has appeared next to the url in your browser.

That's how it should be.

However, in a small number of cases if you’ve got bookmarked or it's cached in your browser you may experience a problem logging in - basically because you’re being directed to the old http version of the site.

You should be able to cure the problem by flushing your browser cache OR even more simply by opening in a new tab. Your bookmark should start to work as normal in a couple of days when the http version of the site becomes no longer accessible.

Although we haven't migrated's sister sites over to https yet some users of the Fantasy Cycling site may also be having problems logging in if they have recently changed their password - we're working on a fix to that right now.

If you have experienced any problems logging in we are really sorry… Google made us do it, even though from a security point of view it was a total waste of everybody’s time and may have caused you some difficulty accessing the site.'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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