Cycling World magazine

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby Antbrewer » 6 Dec 2017, 8:18pm

I too have had my share of issues with Cyclingworld magazine.

Last Christmas I was delighted when my daughter who lives in Australia gave me a years subscription to this magazine. I never heard or received anything for months. In June I received one copy of the magazine. Of course the phone number was out of action for months as well. I managed ( cannot remember how) to obtain a new number which is 01227910111. I have had it up to my bloody eyes with this bunch, I met Nichole at the cycle show at the NEC this year. I have been assured 100 times over that it will be sorted. I have also like others received the digital copies which is not what I want. I have never met anything like this before. They are a disgrace.
I am still waiting.
What grieves me the most is that it was a present from daughter and therefore her money.
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby pq » 8 Dec 2017, 1:52pm

I'm constantly getting spammed and phoned by them to pay for big advertorials, sometimes several times on the same day. Wouldn't touch them with the proverbial...
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby Bmblbzzz » 8 Dec 2017, 2:38pm

steady eddy wrote:Perhaps the problem is more that there is insufficient advertising in the touring market to support such a magazine, although in Germany they have 3 excellent specialised cycle touring magazines.

Even in the smaller and quite a bit less rich market of Poland there's at least one very good cycletouring magazine. But Cycling World hasn't been a "premium" magazine for at least five years IMO.

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 8 Dec 2017, 3:02pm

I briefly spoke to the publishers of Cycling World when they were looking for a new editor a few years back. I would have loved to have got my hands on the magazine, but I couldn't see any way in which a saleable magazine could be produced for the editorial budget that was on offer. The preponderance of advertorial is probably a reflection of that.
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby Cyril Haearn » 8 Dec 2017, 5:00pm

steady eddy wrote:Perhaps the problem is more that there is insufficient advertising in the touring market to support such a magazine, although in Germany they have 3 excellent specialised cycle touring magazines.


Which are those please? The German-reading market is a bit bigger I think
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby steady eddy » 11 Dec 2017, 8:53am

As I am not presently idling my time away at a book stall in a German railway station I will struggle to answer your question. But I have seen them for sale in Holland as well.
One is - I think - just called Cycle Touring - except in German, and one seemed more directed towards the electric bike market.
Others more fluent in the language or presently living on the Continent will perhaps be along to assist in due course.

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby colin54 » 11 Dec 2017, 8:20pm

I've just been reading the latest edition of Bunyan Velo, some of the writing's bit over-blown for my taste but some lovely pictures of

various folks' travels. The six back issues are here as well.

https://issuu.com/bunyanvelo/docs/bunyan-velo-issue-07

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby barados » 22 Jan 2018, 10:58am

I to have the same problem, subscribed to "Cycling World" in September 2016 at the NEC Cycle Show, received 2 copies of the magazine then nothing after that. Since then i have written to them via special delivery, rang them many times and send emails. I even contacted the director of the company Colin Wooley and was told everything would be sorted. Nothing was ever done. Been in touch with Trading standards and the organisers of the show at the NEC who both said they will look into the matter. Once again nothing has come from this either. Like other people, i started to receive a digital copy of the magazine in September 2017, from a company called "JooMag" . Don't know what relation this company is to Cycling world. This company needs to be stopped and banned from Cycle shows.

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby hondated » 22 Jan 2018, 11:50am

Never ever subscribed but I was always delighted when I saw it for sale in WH Smith's as it's a good read.
If I had the money I would buy the company as there's a market out there for it if they could only just get their act together.
Unlike the other cycling Mags I buy it's not full of glossy adverts for the latest gear and really expensive bikes but instead articles on real world cycling supported by genuine touring cycle shops.

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby GraceJ » 30 Jan 2018, 1:31pm

I publish a PDF magazine called Bicycle Traveler and you can download the 12th edition for free at http://www.bicycletraveler.nl
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby bikepacker » 30 Jan 2018, 5:22pm

GraceJ wrote:I publish a PDF magazine called Bicycle Traveler and you can download the 12th edition for free at http://www.bicycletraveler.nl


It is a very good read and exceedingly well produced.
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby steady eddy » 31 Jan 2018, 2:26pm

Plus 1 for Bicycle Traveller - It really is excellent.

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby hondated » 31 Jan 2018, 6:22pm

GraceJ wrote:I publish a PDF magazine called Bicycle Traveler and you can download the 12th edition for free at http://www.bicycletraveler.nl

Gracej Thanks I do down load and enjoy reading it.

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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby Antbrewer » 28 Feb 2018, 9:48am

I have to agree with Steady Eddy . The Bicycle Traveller magazine is excellent.Well done GraceJ.
Wonderful content and very professionally presented
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Re: Cycling World magazine

Postby pedalsheep » 28 Feb 2018, 9:50am

Antbrewer wrote:I have to agree with Steady Eddy . The Bicycle Traveller magazine is excellent.Well done GraceJ.
Wonderful content and very professionally presented
Anthony

Seconded. Way better than any magazine you have to pay for!
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