Singletrack Magazine is usually printed in two versions: one is the Newsstand Edition, and one is the Premier Edition. Both have the same cover price, but the Premier Edition has an extra bonus section at the back, and it has a clean cover without attention grabbing coverlines, so you can better appreciate whatever artwork Amanda has chosen for you.
With lockdown, that is changing. Since very few Newsstand copies would be likely to be sold – you’re probably not to pick up a copy at the airport or train station – printing them and sending them out would just result in a bunch of unsold copies being pulped. Which is bad for business, and bad for the environment.
Instead, for this issue we will only be selling Singletrack in the Premier Edition format, via subscriptions, our shop, and our network of Premier Dealers. Be warned though – we’ve recently been selling out of copies in our shop, so if you want to be 100% sure of getting a printed copy, the best thing you can do today is subscribe.
Taking out an UK Annual Print and Digital subscription at £39 will, over the course of the six issues you’ll receive, save you £6 per year on the cover price of buying them individually. You’ll also get discounts in our shop, and access to our entire back catalogue. Digital only subscribers get a similar range of benefits – but you don’t get the printed magazine delivered to your door for a valuable dose of downtime away from your screen.
If £39 (or £49 for overseas subscribers) is too much to chew right now, you can take out a monthly subscription, or preorder this special edition from our shop now. All pre orders and subscriptions must be placed by midnight on 21st May to guarantee your copy.
Apart from that cover, what’s coming your way? Here’s a taste of where we can transport your imagination.
If lockdown has given you itchy feet, maybe a van conversion project seems like a good idea, so you can drive over the hills and far away when we’re set free. Or maybe you’ll read this and think that your semi in suburbia is the perfect place to be.
Classic Ride – Todmorden
Sticking to the ‘ride local’ requirements of lockdown, we bring you a tour from Todmorden, home of Singletrack, which we hope you’ll consider visiting once you can travel again.
Mud vs Rock
After a recent relocation, James Vincent tries to figure out why he struggles to expand his repertoire from rock god to master of mud.
A History Of Fat Bikes
Desert and snow essential? Over-hyped fad, or all-round fun machine? Die hard fan, Sanny, looks at where the fat bike went right and when and whether it all went wrong.
Bike Test – Lockdown Bikes
What are we riding, or dreaming about riding, during lockdown? We bring you a peek at the broad spectrum of bikes that are keeping our staff sane.
Pete’s Pros – Ben Cathro
Is he a coach? A racer? A YouTube star, or an influencer? Or just a nice guy? Pete Scullion heads to the woods with Ben Cathro to find out.
Hans Rey – Tasmania
It’s a long way to go for a bike ride, but scenery akin to Jurassic world might just make it worth it. Hans Rey goes to check out this fragile environment.
Chipps goes to Mexico, where he tries to find flow between the spikes, and discovers an oasis of ecological tourism – and internet detox.
Do You Catch My Drift: Gnar
Barney Marsh continues his exploration of the language of mountain biking. This issue, he delves into the origins and meaning of ‘gnar’.
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