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  • Issue 137 is here – what do you think?
  • stwhannah
    Full Member

    Hi, the latest mag is now online and heading to your letter boxes. Let us know what you think – things you like, things you don’t…

    brakestoomuch
    Full Member

    I haven’t got it yet, but I am in the unusual position of not having any other issues to read first. I hate to jinx it, but… I’m up to date! I honestly can’t remember the last time this happened. I just hope I haven’t brought about the apocalypse.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Love the cover pic – not opened it yet, easily distracted wfh by this forum as it is….

    gothandy
    Full Member

    Just got it in the post. Would love to ride the Lakes route in “Simply the Best”. Am I being dumb or is there a komoot or map for that route I’m missing?

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    There’s no route map for the Lakes ride – it’s adventure rather than a Classic Ride. But James Vincent, who is on here as @justinbieber I think, might be able to help you out.

    justinbieber
    Full Member

    Hello! @Gothandy – it’s a brilliant loop. I’ve plotted it out here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1581048?units=miles

    This has the start in Stonethwaite, but alternatively you can start from Langdale and ride straight to Rossett Gill, do the rest of the ride, then finish on Stake Pass. Either way is good.

    Gimme a shout if you have any more questions

    gothandy
    Full Member

    @justinbieber thanks! I’ll take a look and let you know. From the article it sounded right up my street.

    brakestoomuch
    Full Member

    Just received mine, so I’ve only had chance to skim through. As ever, there are some great pictures, but the double page spread in the Lakes descent story is stunning.

    rogermoore
    Full Member

    Arrived safe and sound in the new safety packaging, which is now in the recycle bin 👍🏽

    things you don’t…

    Despite the mag being pretty much the only thing that comes through our letterbox addressed specifically to me, my OH opened it. If you could dispatch a staffer or two to administer a Chinese burn and a final warning that would be ace!
    RM.

    Mark
    Full Member

    We are just surveying the staff to see who can administer the best Chinese burn..

    We’ll be in touch

    thepurist
    Full Member

    I’m disappointed with the move away from the starch bags – seems that everything we get through the door has switched to a paper wrap so we’re now having to buy compost bin liners again!

    Zipgirl
    Full Member

    I know I shouldn’t have to with STW but I still brace myself for a magazine full of articles by and about straight men, so was over the moon that the first article was about a super cool gay woman couple biking all over Europe (and now the UK). I’ve only got to page 25 but am already happy.

    Cheers!

    Mark
    Full Member

    That’s really good to hear 🙂


    @thepurist
    the main reasons for ditching the starch wrapping were 1) It did nothing to protect the mag and too many were arriving in a poor state. 2) We couldn’t access the Mailmark service with tracking using the starch wrapping. That service gives us a postal saving as well as being able to track missing copies.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Just posted in the plebs ( 😀 ) area, then remembered this place – Just read the European Great Divide article – writing and photography is outstanding. Is Andy Cox gonna do (or done) a book?


    @zipgirl
    – should track down their van building story (can’t remember which issue) it’s brilliant.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @DezB I think this is the first piece he’s had published, if I remember correctly. I don’t know about a book – I imagine all means of monetising a trip like that would be welcome though, so maybe he will.


    @zipgirl
    Issue 131 has Emma and Carly’s van build in it, plus they did this video tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pDdRhARmvU They’ve each written a few articles for us now, shout if you need help finding them.

    Zipgirl
    Full Member

    Thanks @DezB and @stwhannah, the van build article was a good read too!

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