Cycling Magazines

Discussion in 'Research and Questionnaires' started by blowncherry, 12 May 2010.

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  1. Cycling Weekly

    5 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Cycle Sport

    21 vote(s)
    30.9%
  3. Cycling Active

    7 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. Cycle (CTC Member Magazine)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. ProCycling

    15 vote(s)
    22.1%
  6. Cycling Plus

    4 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Mountain Biking UK

    14 vote(s)
    20.6%
  8. I don't buy magazines, I read online

    7 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. Other - please let me know if possible

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. blowncherry

    blowncherry New Member

    I'm carrying out a bit of reasearch and would like to know which cycling magazines people prefer to read, could you please let me know? All feedback greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    What type of research? And for whom?
     
  3. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    New subscriber to Cycling Active. I was a C+ subscriber a few years back but it got a bit samey each month. I'm sure Cycling Active will go the same way for me but it's a change, and a good way to keep up with new products (they're not that 'with it' here in France, not in any breadth anyway). Also used to receive the CTC mag.

    General cycling news, I tend to read on the web from a number of sites. So not really interested in Cycling Weekly. Reviews also I tend to read on the web too. Mags are sometimes starting points for reviews but I prefer a broader spread of opinion - the web gives me that.
     
  4. I don't bother with any magazines any more. I used to subscribe to C+ years ago, but it got very dull when it went from "here's how to make a NICAD light system out of bits in your shed" to "here's a very expensive bike. You need it. Buy it NOW!!".
     
  5. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    I'm a member of CTC (at the moment;)) so I get the mag (as far as I know the mag isn't available via any other means), and find it quite interesting. I'm not interested in racing or mtb activities enough to pay for a specialist mag. Cycling plus used to be fairly interesting (for me), but now ... same as he said ^.
     
  6. The CTC mag was where Dan Joyce (who was the editor of C+ in its interesting days) moved to after C+. I used to enjoy the CTC mag when I was a member for exactly that reason.:ohmy:
     
  7. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    My friend passes on her old copies to me .. ever since I asked to borrow the one that had an article about a nutter with a camera:biggrin:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    blowncherry

    blowncherry New Member

    I am a marketing student and just interested to know where cyclists find out about events etc
     
  9. OP
    OP
    blowncherry

    blowncherry New Member

    Thanks Colin, just out of interest, as you have mentioned that you're not interested in racing and mtb activities, do you attend big cycling events such as The Tour of Britain?
     
  10. toekneep

    toekneep Senior Member

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I also get Cycling World passed on to me which I really quite like. It's more of a collection of essays about day rides and tours.
     
  11. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    I watched the Lincoln GP recently (that takes place within 5 miles of my home) and I've watched TToB when the route passed near wherever I was living. I'll also watch cycling events on TV (but I wont put myself out to do so).
     
  12. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I find the CTC mag gives me all I want, general interest articles, adverts for spare parts and components, campaigning. I'm not interested in cycle sport, amateur or professional.
     
  13. wheelnut

    wheelnut New Member

    Don't buy cycling magazines any more as they are all very samey and the standard of journalism in some is frankly pretty poor. Racing cyclists have to generally belong to an organization that promotes events, so get a handbook with a race calender in it. Usually a requirement that you have a race licence which comes with appropriate insurance although some will allow a novice to compete and try it out before signing up. Mass start road racing is gradually being killed off because of traffic/policing issues/nobody wanting to assist in organization and also the fact the newbie C+ brigade all want to ride sportive events.

    Have bought a few issues of Cycling World which had some good touring articles in it, also get the V-CC magazine free which is good too.
     
  14. Lyn

    Lyn Active Member

    Location:
    France
    Rouleur magazine is excellent.
    Very different to the others you mention (and a bit more expensive) but definitely worth a look.
     
  15. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    there are a few bike mags that go the extra mile - Velovision is the obvious example. I don't read any of the established mags - they cost a fortune and they're stuffed with ads. I get Cycle Clips sent to me.

    I'd say that Cycle Chat is probably giving me everything that a cycling mag can give me, and a good deal more.
     
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