Cycle Touring magazine

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Cycle Touring magazine

Postby robgul » 21 Jan 2007, 9:43pm

There is/was a magazine called Cycle Touring - does anyone have details of the publisher please - name/addres etc (I had a sub about 3 years ago but I think the publisher then changed hands - I've Googled and found nothing)

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Postby bikepacker » 21 Jan 2007, 10:35pm

It is called Cycling World. http://www.cyclingworldmagazine.co.uk/
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Postby robgul » 22 Jan 2007, 8:10am

bikepacker wrote:It is called Cycling World. http://www.cyclingworldmagazine.co.uk/


Ah, the very one that I meant .. thanks!

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Postby horizon » 22 Jan 2007, 12:25pm

robgul: no, you were right first time, there was a magazine called "Cycle touring". I will say no more as I don't have a particular view on it and in any case it wasn't the one you meant.

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Postby bikepacker » 22 Jan 2007, 1:09pm

I think that was the old name for the CTC magazine.
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Postby horizon » 22 Jan 2007, 1:54pm

bikepacker: yes, you're right - I just didn't want to start a controversial discussion (well, I did, but purely from a point of view of making mischief).

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Postby bikepacker » 22 Jan 2007, 4:15pm

You make mischief, I don't believe it.

I am trying to be on my best behavour on this new forum. :wink: Lull everyone into a false sense of securtiy then launch my attacks. :D [/list]
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Postby robgul » 22 Jan 2007, 6:22pm

For the avoidance of doubt - the mag I was trying to track down was the one that bikepacker pointed me towards .... the rather quaint tome with black and white pictures, articles about Primus stoves, adverts for Plus-Twos and Argyle socks ... you know the style of thing :D

Come to think of it, the CTC mag was called Cycle Touring IIRC

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Postby reohn2 » 22 Jan 2007, 8:12pm

robgul wrote:For the avoidance of doubt - the mag I was trying to track down was the one that bikepacker pointed me towards .... the rather quaint tome with black and white pictures, articles about Primus stoves, adverts for Plus-Twos and Argyle socks ... you know the style of thing :D

Come to think of it, the CTC mag was called Cycle Touring IIRC

Rob

Primus stoves,did someone say.......

The all new Cycling World is a bit better than its predessor,it now has colour

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Postby Simon L6 » 22 Jan 2007, 8:25pm

bikepacker wrote:You make mischief, I don't believe it.

I am trying to be on my best behavour on this new forum. :wink: Lull everyone into a false sense of securtiy then launch my attacks. :D [/list]


:roll:

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Postby andrew_s » 23 Jan 2007, 8:40pm

bikepacker wrote:It is called Cycling World. http://www.cyclingworldmagazine.co.uk/


The clunkiness of the website just matches the image of the magazine.
None of the "larger image" buttons in back issues do anything, so you're left trying to decipher the content from the thumbnails (Firefox, it worked in IE after I'd disabled the popup blocker).
The "more info" is an email link to cyclingworld@cyclingworldmagizine.co.uk Do they ever get any queries?

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Postby Terry T » 23 Jan 2007, 8:45pm

I currently subscribe to this magazine, but come renewal time, my wallet will stay shut.
The mag is VERY thin with little content.

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Postby rickangus » 27 Jan 2007, 10:00pm

I was taught that if you can't say anything positive it's better to say nothing at all...

But in this matter I will make an exception. I also have a subscription to this mag and it is truly awful. I shall resist (with difficulty) saying just how bad it is. Suffice it to say that I shall not be renewing my sub.

There now, I'm feeling guilty already. But at least I'll be £30, or whatever it costs, up compared to last year.

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Postby robgul » 28 Jan 2007, 4:31pm

rickangus wrote:I was taught that if you can't say anything positive it's better to say nothing at all...

But in this matter I will make an exception. I also have a subscription to this mag and it is truly awful. I shall resist (with difficulty) saying just how bad it is. Suffice it to say that I shall not be renewing my sub.

There now, I'm feeling guilty already. But at least I'll be £30, or whatever it costs, up compared to last year.


Ah, I think I'm convinced not to make the investment (I had a sub for a year, about 3 years ago and the mag was tolerable - I understand it's changed hands) - and while on the subject, after 4 years of subs I have stopped C+ too - mostly reviews of bling bikes, distorted reviews that are influenced by the advertisers (SJS & Evans) - that just leaves CTC Mag and Audax Arrivee - both "free" well, in the annual sub - excellent.

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Dai

Postby Dai » 29 Jan 2007, 10:14am

andrew_s wrote:
bikepacker wrote:It is called Cycling World. http://www.cyclingworldmagazine.co.uk/


The clunkiness of the website just matches the image of the magazine.
None of the "larger image" buttons in back issues do anything, so you're left trying to decipher the content from the thumbnails (Firefox, it worked in IE after I'd disabled the popup blocker).
The "more info" is an email link to cyclingworld@cyclingworldmagizine.co.uk Do they ever get any queries?

Clunkiness? It doesn't do anything at all; I'd go as far as to call it bl00dy useless - I tried to order a copy just to see what it was like and the basket didn''t work. Clicked the 'contact' button to tell them about it and all it gives you is the url - which you already know because you're on the site already looking at the contact screen which gives you the url, which you already......

Is this getting like a goon show script?