RIDE Cycling Review – What’s Inside?
As of December 2011, RIDE Cycling Review is being sold through the Zinio digital store. The title was established in 1998 and is produced in Australia. The focus of the magazine is to cover high end road cycling and track cycling competition, as well as provide comprehensive product reviews and bike tests. The common size of the magazine is 260 pages but there have been some as large as 292 pages – as was the case for the post-Tour de France edition (RIDE #53) which weighed in at 828g, complete with a pull-out poster of Cadel Evans during his triumphant ride last July.
RIDE Media is also responsible for the Australian / New Zealand edition of the Official Tour de France Guide and has produced this magazine since 2003. The 2012 edition will be on sale as of 15 June and you can pre-order yours online now.
Below is a brief overview of five of the 10 issues that are on sale digitally through Zinio.
RIDE Cycling Review – 10 Magazines on Zinio
RIDE #55 (260 pages)
The first issue since the GreenEdge team was established features Simon Gerrans and Stuart O’Grady on the cover, with the best young rider of the 2012 Tour Down Under (Rohan Dennis) also in shot.
In RIDE #55 we review the first WorldTour race of the season and preview the track cycling world championships in Melbourne and ask if the race for the rainbow jersey is, in fact, more compelling than the competition for Olympic gold medals.
This issue featured the first of our QR coding for features, offering extra insights that didn’t fit into the print edition. Click on the links of the bikes on test (below) for a sample of the extras…
RIDE #54 (260 pages)
Coverage of the 2011 road cycling world championships in Denmark. Features include reflection on the atmosphere in Copenhagen, a Q&A with under-23 TT world champion Luke Durbridge, overview of the young French stars, considering the effect of the women’s road race, and Mark Cavendish’s triumph in the blue ribband event…
Other race coverage includes Vuelta a España and event from the end-of-season.
Bike tests are: Time RXRS, Cannondale SuperSix EVO, Felt F1, Carrera Erakle, Baum Turanti, Trek Speed Concept (TT).
RIDE #53 (292 pages)
There are all sorts of precedents in sport. That’s what makes it fascinating. People can achieve amazing things and inspire others with an effort that observers realise they cannot replicate. What Cadel Evans did in France in July 2011 will be remembered for a very long time. His victory reminds us that there’s every reason to be optimistic about cycling. (Click this link for part of RIDE’s review of the 2011 Tour de France.)
A special issue covering the 98th Tour de France – An Australian first!
Bike tests are: Specialized Venge, Scott Foil, Merckx EMX5, BMC SL01, Kyklos Featherweight, Stevens ‘Cross Team.
RIDE #52 (260 pages)
Reviewing the early season of 2011 – when Fabian Cancellara was clearly the strongest in the Classics even if he finished second in La Primavera, third in ‘de Ronde’, and second in the ‘Hell of the North’.
Race coverage includes the world track championships and the astounding performance of the Australian team in Apeldoorn in May 2011.
Bike tests are: Bianchi Oltre, Moots Vamoots, Fuji Altamira, Cervélo R5, Apollo Arctec R, Casati Mistral 2.
RIDE #51 (244 pages)
In the ‘Our Surrounds’ issue, we explore cycling in a range of locations and examine the influence of what two wheels and a set of pedals can have. Features include a Thor Hushovd profile, Emma Pooley interview, Californian track culture, the legacy of the Beijing Olympics, riding L’Eroica in Chianti, the oddities of the UCI, profile of Ironman champion Chris McCormack,… and much more! We also pay homage to the late Aldo Sassi with a wonderful essay by one of the coach’s former pupils, Cameron Wurf.
Bike tests are: Cipollini RB1000, Koga Kimera, Trek Cronus Pro, Fondriest TF3, Cannondale CAAD10 1, Ridley Dean 1113A…
Features from recent issues of RIDE…
You can also find samples of what appears in some recent issues on ridemedia.com.au.
There’s much more if you explore ridemedia.com.au.