Cycling Weekly

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by kdh56, 17 Jan 2008.

  1. kdh56

    kdh56 New Member

    Does anyone know what happoned to Tony Bell in Cycling Weekly, he wrote ''ask Tony'' in the mag?
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    CW, in its wisdom, dropped Mr Bell as a columnist.

    I do believe he may be writing a book. Whatever he's doing, I wish him well.
  3. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.

    Mr Bell has recently had an offer from a publisher...
  4. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Magazines need change to remain fresh and current. I have nothing against Tony but I did not really enjoy his articles. Bit boring, bit stale.
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Tony Bell's column was the highlight of the publication most times, it's a shame that he's not writing it for one of the other mags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I believe he left. Not dropped.
  7. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I was a big fan of Tony's page, especially Bobby Clamp.
    He frequents the veloriders forum, and can also be found at
    Cycling Weekly is not the same now, to PC for my liking, and I find Hutchinsons page, as funny as a punch in the mouth
  8. bobbyp

    bobbyp Senior Member

    I seem to remember you'll find him very active over on veloriders.
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Tony Bell is now working as a bus driver.
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Tony used to turn up on the old C+ forum at times. he didn't make the change to this place.
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I quite like Hutch. Sorry.
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Not so keen on Hutch - some articles are good, others are dribble.... very variable in my opinion.
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Dr Hutch is the single best thing in that magazine.

    It was quite a revelation coming across him in such a dry read.
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Dr. H has a wickedly dry sense of humour. He's a nice guy in real life.

    Mr Bell is also a nice guy.

    I like both columns - they're different to each other, but I like both. Mind you, I rarely buy The Comic these days. I have rarely bought it since Mr B was dropped.
  15. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Horses for courses....
    I like CW...i find it covers most areas adequately, which is all i want. I dont follow team news, individuals, teams etc etc. I get a snapshot with CW...good enough for me.

    Dr Hutch...took a while to get used to his page, but i do like it.... Its grown on me.
    TB...well, theres only one ;)
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