Issue 148 Is Out Today – How Will You Read Yours?

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If you receive a printed copy of the magazine each issue, it’s now in the post – we can’t be sure exactly when it will land with you, but if you’re in the UK and you’ve still not got it by 24th April please email us. If you’re outside the UK, it might take up to a month to make its way to you, across the sea and overland, so hopefully it’ll be with you by 8th May.

If you want to read the magazine online, or you join us today, you have other options too:

  • You can download a pdf of the magazine here. This is an exact copy of the printed magazine.
  • You can download an ePub version of the magazine. This is a more basic version of the magazine, with fewer pictures, that you can read in a variety of electronic book programmes, such as iBooks, or on an iPad.
  • You can download a Kindle version, for your Kindle. Like the ePub version, this is optimised for Kindles, so has all the words, but far fewer pictures.
  • Read the articles online. (Behind the Paywall) We’ll be publishing them over the next week or so, so look out for them popping up on the homepage, or check back here to see what’s new each day.

If you were already a member by 25th March 2023, you can also download the interactive app version of the mag from Pocketmags, which has all the same content as the web page versions, but with all the swipe and tap interactivity you get with an iPad – which is what you need to read this version. We get charged for every download in this format, so you only get access to the versions created while you had an active membership – so if you want a back issue from before you joined us, try one of the other formats above.

Both the Pocketmags and online versions of our articles contain some extra features, like more images, plus some videos – but it doesn’t smell like our printed magazine, and it’s riskier to read it in the bath. If you want a printed copy of any of our magazines – maybe you usually get a digital version but a paper one would be good for a holiday – then head to our shop.

We’d really love to know what you think of the redesigned magazine. Is it easy to read? Is there anything you don’t like? Anything you loved? Head to the comments and let us know, or complete this survey.

What’s Inside?

  • Cover photographer: James Vincent
  • Camera: Sony A7iii, 70-200 lens
  • Settings: 1/2000 sec, f8, ISO400, 113mm
  • Rider: Chris Deverson
  • Location: Les Grands Plans, Beaufort

We’re halfway through a dream week in the Alps with the Deviate Cycles crew, and it’s time for something a little different. Until now, things have been a little on the extreme side, with plenty of exposure and tech to get our teeth stuck into. Today is a rest day of sorts, and we find ourselves riding through a postcard of lush green meadows and impossibly blue lakes. Soft fluffy clouds drift between the mountain tops, and a soundtrack of ringing cowbells and chirping crickets fills the air. I’m half expecting Julie Andrews to come skipping and singing over the ridge, but instead Chris Deverson cruises along a prime slice of alpine ridgeline goodness, before descending all the way to the sleepy French commune of Beaufort.

James Vincent

Editorial / Every ride is a snowflake

Chipps ponders how every single mountain bike ride is as random as it is unique.

UK Adventure / The HT550 in winter

Steve Bate is no stranger to adversity and triumphing over it. However, will a loop of Scotland’s Highland Trail 550, in mid-winter, break this Paralympian down? Or build him up?

UK Adventure / The Longest High Street

Sanny and Mark revisit an epic Lake District ride that, last time saw some very dark moments. Hopefully, this time, an e-bike for Mark and a Nick Craig for company will see them right. 

Column / I♥️MY

Benji takes us through his no fuss gear, that lets him focus on testing and fiddling, one thing at a time.

Classic Ride – The Beast of the Peak

Barney Marsh returns to a true, British mountain bike classic, with a Dark Peak tour that includes Hope Cross, Ladybower and The Beast. Is it still a classic? Definitely.

Interview / Who is Dylan?

He came from seemingly nowhere to earn a spot at the 2022 Red Bull Rampage. His secret? Loving bikes and never giving up. 

Kit Essentials / Sleeping Out

A night outdoors doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune on gear. Let us inspire you to choose wisely.

Bike Test / Brit Boxed Burly Bikes

Benji heads to the hills on three 160mm travel bikes from Bird, Privateer and Saracen.

Purposeful Adventure / Beyond The Blues

Trash Free Trails A-Teamer Pete Scullion takes us on a scalable adventure: be it blue trail or big hill, there’s always an opportunity to leave your mark – in a positive way. 

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Hannah Dobson

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I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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  • Issue 148 Is Out Today – How Will You Read Yours?
  • tenfoot
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    Hasn’t popped up on pocketmags yet (for me). Hopefully tomorrow.

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    With a Boost bar. It makes the text come alive.

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    I have something of a routine. The perfect accompaniment to a leisurely read…


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    Not on pocketmags yet

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    Plasma donation time tomorrow so I’ll read it with a huge milkshake while my blood is being sucked out separated and shoved back in again.

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    @jastheblade is it still not there for you?  I can see it today.

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    Pot of coffee and half an Easter egg of course, congratulations on a lovely mag 🙂

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    I’ll read it with a slight sense of disappointment that SRAM couldn’t even bother to correct the spelling in the ad for their new Transmission AXS.

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    In bed with food poisoning? The mag has been on the doormat since I got home at midday but it seems like a huge effort to go and get it

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    Currently reading the Steve Bate article. The photo of him on page 23 is amazing. Looks like he’s been to the end of the Earth and back.

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    @spooky_b329 get well soon! Hope someone can deliver it to your sick bed, and maybe hold it and turn the pages for you to help you conserve energy.

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    Mine arrived yesterday, it does seem very beautifully presented and printed! 👌

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    The latest issue arrived yesterday. Looks great! I’ve done the first flip through where I hold back from reading the text and drool over the photos. Next step is to savour each article, especially the UK adventures, which will help me get over the post Easter ski holiday blues. Thanks for another inspirational issue!

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    Really like the ‘refreshed’ page design layouts – although struggle with some font/colour combos – maybe time for one of those giant reading magnifying lenses!

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    loved reading the UK adventure features, all in all a great issue 👍 pleased to see a proper OS map too!

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    Don’t know, because issue 147 arrived today. Ask again in late May.

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    We like having the OS maps back again too, @tractionman 🙂

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    QR link on the OS map for the Peak route leads to an “access denied” page on Cycling UK, even when I’m logged in to their website.

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    May be swimming against the tide but really not sure what is going on with the design/ layout in this issue. Seems like a right old mish mash of fonts & styles & size of text – it’s all a bit all over the place. White text on black pages, no, just no … have just speed flicked it without reading.

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    @fluxus are you in a far flung and exciting corner of the world? Or is your post delivered by snails?

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    Is just me, or are there Iron Maiden song titles in the classic ride article? If so I approve! Up the Irons! Also love Amanda’s Pizza tokens Last word piece.

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    Out of interest:
    Why is the front cover of the paper mag a different photo to the PDF mag?

    Paper mag cover appears to be taken about 3s before the PDF cover (above).


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    Had my initial flick through and articles look ace, just right up my street, and I liked the design. @stwhannah, @chipps et al – huge thank you, been with you since the first mag and still love (and this place) 👍

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    Thanks @fatmax! I hope the words are as good as they look from a distance 🙂

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    Just to add this issue to my theme of weekend breakfast reading. Fuelling up for a loop on the road bike 😃

    Weekend breakfast reading

    And a very good read it is too.

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