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  • Issue 136 Delivery Update
  • Mark
    Full Member

    You will have seen the sitewide notice about the issue having gone to post but I wanted to add some detail to what is different on this issue. A small but significant number of copies went awol on the last issue. We expect a certain number of losses on each issue but these are typically around 30 copies at most. That represents less than half a percent of the print run and it’s usually manageable.

    Isaac Orloff birthday cover

    On this issue we have made a couple of changes.

    1- we have changed to a new postal method of delivery called Mailmark. This service gives us a certain amount of tracking data for each copy posted and should allow us to better understand where any missing copies have ended up.

    2- We have ditched the potato starch wrapping in favour of a new, harder wearing, paper wrap. That should mean fewer damaged copies. The potato starch wrapping was great for the environment but sub optimal for the literal machinations of the postal system..

    Hopefully your copies will arrive on time and in better shape from now on.

    Finally, the bank holiday has slowed down the postal service so please don’t panic if your copy doesn’t arrive by the end of the week. If nothing has arrived by the middle of next week then do get in touch with us here at subs@singletrackworld.com and we’ll test out that fancy new tracking system..

    lesgrandepotato
    Full Member

    Does that mean I can’t eat the bag any more?

    twistedpencil
    Full Member

    Interesting, my copy of the structural engineer has ditched the potato starch bags for the most recent issue as well.

    thepurist
    Full Member

    RHS have been using paper for a while and print the front cover on the reverse of the outer too – maybe a that’d be a way to show off the full landscape version of the cover art?

    beer247
    Full Member

    The last few copies shipped to me in Dublin have been at least 2-3 weeks late (if shown up at all) they seem to have been traveling via Sweden ?!

    Brexit or something else?

    Hoping 136 turns up quickly as I hate looking at Singletrack on my phone!

    sparksmcguff
    Full Member

    Thanks for the update. Am waiting with baited breath. Never had any issues with the potato starch wrapper but appreciate the explanation for the change.

    Mark
    Full Member

    The good news is that our office copies have been delivered and that usually means the members copies are not far behind.

    tenfoot
    Full Member

    Hopefully coming tomorrow then. It’s going to be raining here all day

    jonnyboi
    Full Member

    Interesting, the covers have always arrived (in norn iron) in pristine condition.

    Mark
    Full Member

    My personal copy just arrived in its new paper wrapping. Anyone else?

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Not had mine yet.

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    My copy arrived today, wrapping will contain my potato peelings later rather than be made from them

    Wally
    Full Member

    Just arrived here too. Like a Wally I flicked through, turning it over thrice. Cover will light the burner later.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Cover will light the burner later.

    There’s no pleasing some folk – I really like the orange on blue artwork 😉

    Mag arrived this morning along with my See.Sense Beam+ light that I’ve been waiting YEARS for. Happy days 🙂

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    Nothing here.

    Ambrose
    Full Member

    Nowt here in sunny Carmarthenshire yet.

    thepurist
    Full Member

    Landed in deepest Surrey – I’ve put it in the “library” ready for a read through tomorrow morning.

    tenfoot
    Full Member

    Magazine arrived today, in its new packaging, all in one piece.

    Beats cranked, as by the time I receive that, it’s already been opened.

    ahsat
    Full Member

    Not here yet in our part of W Yorkshire (yes, I know I only have a digital sub – p20 pays for the full sub in our house). I had to resort to reading last weekends guardian and the RHS mag with my Rave coffee. Peak stw, but without the stw! Haha!

    ThePinkster
    Full Member

    Just got back from college and mine has arrived.

    Mrs. Pinkster is in for a quiet night tonight 🙂

    gilesmartin81
    Full Member

    Mine arrived yesterday, just a shame the postie felt it was a good idea to fold it to fit it in his bag!

    duncancallum
    Full Member

    Still not landed 😢

    welshfarmer
    Full Member

    Hoping today is the day!

    duncancallum
    Full Member

    Whoop landed

    aide
    Full Member

    WooHoo! Arrived in the tweed valley today, looking forward to reading this, have only indulged in the big hitters article online so far

    welshfarmer
    Full Member

    Yay, it is here. 🙂

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Mine has now made its way over the border.

    ruggerbugger13
    Full Member

    Hopefully when I get home🤞🏻

    beer247
    Full Member

    Still nothing on the Emerald Isle.

    tiim
    Full Member

    Arrived in deepest Oxfordshire, prefer the paper envelope over the starch one, enjoying the cover and saving the read for a (hopefully) sunny read this weekend.

    Atomizer
    Full Member

    Not arrived in Lincolnshire flatlands yet..

    beer247
    Full Member

    Still not received my copy of 136 in Dublin.

    ruggerbugger13
    Full Member

    Still nothing in the flatlands of Suffolk but I can get one from my LBS!!!!

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