06/12/2016 - The Ride Journal 10

We’re massive fans of print media here. All of us have stacks of magazines gathering dust in the corner of the attic - BMX, MTB, cars, motorbikes etc etc. Hours, days and years have been spent leafing through colourful pages, much like we do digitally nowadays. The best thing is, print isn’t dead just yet…

There are so many magazines out there at the moment and there’s something proper about that. You aren’t going to run out of batteries, you don’t have to turn a magazine to 'flight mode' when your plane takes off, they can be ripped up and framed (this still happens!). As I said, we’re big fans.

Our good friends at The Ride Journal have been in touch recently. In case you’ve never heard of it (which would be surprising,) The Ride Journal is a 200 page collection of the most soulful, personal, emotive stories related to cycling, accompanied with phenomenal photography & illustrations. Contributors include John Tomac, Greg Minnar, Mark Cavendish and CK Flash. Closer to home, Cy wrote a piece on Progression for issue 3 and Baybutt had a photo essay of a BMX road trip in the south of France printed for issue 5.

Paper editions of the most recent issue are available in discerning shops such as Soho Bikes, The Bicycle Academy and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park but by far and away the easiest way to get hold of it is by utilising the very machine you’re using right now.

For someone who is (no matter how slightly) into bicycle culture, a quality magazine like this makes a grand christmas present. The latest issue, number 10 will be the last one for a while so get hold of a copy whilst you still can. A little known fact is that no one gets paid for the work - it truly is a labour of love. The money raised after all the bills for publication have been paid, goes right back to charity - World Bicycle Relief, Shelter, Cancer Research and Children Hospices UK. Visit www.theridejournal.com for more information and support print media. As the guys at the mag say, "All bikes, all terrain, all good.”


Order issue 10 in print right now…

read issue 3 as a PDF for free…

read issue 5 as a PDF for free…



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