Cycling Magazines

I was searching online the other day for a roundup of cycling magazines. As I couldn’t find a good list anywhere I decided to create a list here. I hope this is helpful for anyone looking to expand their cycling knowledge through the magazines. I personally regularly flick through Cycling Plus and occasionally Cycling Active.

General cycling magazines

Cycling Plus

  • Appeals mainly to the the everyday cyclist and the higher performance cyclists
  • Delivered monthly
  • Inside you will find: General cycling news, advice on nutrition and health, technique (e.g. stretching), cycling routes, equipment tests (e.g. this week it covered shorts and helmets.) Bike reviews (e.g. this week was four bikes under £700).

Cycling Active

  • Appeals mainly to the everyday cyclist
  • Delivered monthly
  • Inside you will find: quick roundup of general cycling news, in-depth bike reviews, roundup review of certain bike accessories (e.g. this week it was 7 of the best saddle packs), fitness, technique, cycling routes and events.

Cycling Weekly

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  • Appeals mainly to performance cyclists
  • Delivered weekly
  • Inside you will find: Plenty of general cycling news and from the professional circuit. Training advice, small gear test section, cycling routes and some sportive coverage.

Bicycling

  • Appeals to performance cyclists
  • Delivered monthly
  • US based

Mountain bike magazines

Mountain biking UK

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  • Delivered monthly
  • Inside you will find: Plenty of great mountain bike rides, technique, bike tests and gear reviews

What Mountain bike

  • Delivered monthly
  • Inside you will find: Plenty of great mountain bike rides, technique, plenty of gear reviews, bike tests and maintenance tips

Mountain Bike Rider

Mountain bike rider - one of the UK cycling magazines

  • Delivered monthly
  • Inside you will find: Great mountain bike routes, news, expert advice on tackling mountain bike trails, fantastic pictures from trails, gear tests and bike tests.

Singletrack Magazine

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  • Published 8 times a year
  • Inside you will find: Bike tests, product tests, plenty of column like features, great mountain bike rides and technique

Professional cycling magazines

ProCycling

  • Appeals to people interested in the professional sport side of cycling
  • Delivered monthly
  • Inside you will find: plenty of news stories about professional cyclists, bike tests and routes

 

Note there are also plenty of noteworthy cycling magazines that are available online. These include Urban Velo, Rouleur and Momentum. I think I’ve covered most of the mainstream magazines here (At least the UK cycling magazines) but if you know of any that are definitely worthy of a mention then add them in the comments!

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22 Responses to Cycling Magazines

  1. kdt 05/04/2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Add to these Urban Velo (www.urbanvelo.org), available both online and by subscription. It’s an excellent little magazine that focuses on recreational and commuter riding.

  2. johnny50 05/04/2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Don’t forget “A to B” and “Velovision”. Excellent for everyday cyclists and available in paper or online.

  3. kdt 05/04/2010 at 4:34 pm #

    And there’s “Momentum” – “The magazine for self-propelled people.” http://www.momentumplanet.com – available on line, and via subscription, with the focus on urban cycling.

  4. Liz 05/04/2010 at 5:19 pm #

    How about the CTC Magazine, ‘Cycle’, published monthly (http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3587 published monthly) or the Sustrans’ magazine, the Network, published bi-monthly (http://www.sustrans.org.uk/resources/publications/the-network-magazine)?

  5. Adam Edwards 05/04/2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Definitely add AtoB for folding bikes and electric bikes and lots more.

    Adam

  6. Andreas 05/04/2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Urban Velo is already on there but I didn’t know it was also printed in America. I thought it was just online. Same with Momentum. But thanks very much for comments :)

  7. kdt 05/04/2010 at 10:11 pm #

    “Urban Velo is already on there but I didn’t know it was also printed in America. I thought it was just online. Same with Momentum. But thanks very much for comments’

    — What, I’m supposed to read EVERY WORD of the post? Jeez . . . .

    • Andreas 06/04/2010 at 7:57 am #

      Yes, go back and re-read every word!

  8. Mike 06/04/2010 at 10:58 am #

    What about the most excellent magazine from the London Cycling Campaign… the London Cyclist

    http://www.lcc.org.uk/

  9. Patrick 06/04/2010 at 12:36 pm #

    When I was in Australia last year I picked up Ride Cycling Review, it’s really very good!

  10. davidnottingham 06/04/2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Add the C2C magazine, and I think we’ve pretty much got the whole list tied up. (just don’t add the Sustrans bi-monthly leaflet)

  11. Adam Edwards 06/04/2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Velovision is also missing. http://www.velovision.co.uk/

    “It’s a quarterly magazine covering bikes for transport and touring, innovative cycle design and bike culture worldwide.

    We cover all sorts of bikes and cycling aside from racing and MTBs, and this remit covers both the wonderful diamond-frame bike in all its forms (hub gear city bikes, tough tourers, versatile longtails, togetherly tandems and more…) as well as more specialised designs such as folding bikes, family cycling products, load-carrying cycles and trailers, recumbents, special needs cycles for all abilities, unicycles and even the odd pedal-powered boat!”

    Adam

    The magazine is available both in print and online as a digital edition:

  12. Adam Thompson 07/04/2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Also do not forget Ciy Cycling at http://www.citycycling.co.uk/

    Adam

  13. Oliver 09/04/2010 at 6:20 pm #

    The Ride Journal isn’t really a magazine, but it probably has the best selection of cycling journalism/stories/photojournalism around. Far better than the glossies. It will appeal to anyone who likes any form of cycling! Only quarterly though, I think, or whenever they collect enough quality articles.

  14. lee 11/04/2010 at 5:37 pm #

    If you’re looking at Cycling Plus, then this months one is available as a double package with Triathlon Plus .. Well worth a look.

  15. Mrs Musette 17/04/2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Don’t forget Rouleur. No gear tests, no routes-pure stoke!

  16. Claire Beaumont 28/04/2010 at 9:24 am #

    also try Fixed Mag – its free magazine available quaterly about riding fixed and single speed in London and the major cities around the world. Its available at Independant bike shops like 14Bike, Bike LAne Cycles and Condor. Best thing is – its free

  17. Alison 02/03/2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I love Road.cc it is a brilliant website and they’ve a travel section now too.

  18. Mike White 16/05/2011 at 10:53 am #

    There’s also the cycling quarterly Boneshaker (www.boneshakermag.com): “a celebration of cycling and the people who do it.” It’s UK-based but has stories from all over the world…

  19. Chris 06/06/2011 at 12:51 pm #

    You have omitted “Cycling World”, which is delightful magazine, though it can be difficult to find.

  20. Coops 14/12/2012 at 3:58 pm #

    You missed Cyclist

    http://cyclistmag.co.uk/

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