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Issue 2 of Spin magazine out now (+ link to PDF download)

Magazine that covers North West scene back with some cracking pics and interesting articles

Issue 2 of Spin cycle magazine, which covers cycling in the North West of England, is out now, and the team behind it reckon that the response to the debut issue, which came out in December, shows they’re onto a winning formula.

“Issue 1 was a bit of a slap dash affair but with over 18,000 reads online and 5,000 downloads we knew there was an appetite for interviews and news stories from the North West beyond gel bar testing and sportive news,” says Dan Kenyon, co-founder of the magazine with James Maloney.

Dan, whose name you’ll see crop up regularly on through his book reviews and other contributions, went on: “NIck Howe, the director of the design agency Uniform is a keen road cyclist and his team have helped us re-design and smarten up the magazine for issue two.

“It's still best read as a downloaded PDF to iBooks,” he added. “We're currently working hard on bringing the magazine out as a stand alone App - hopefully by issue 4.”

You don’t actually need an Apple device… it’s downloadable, for free, as a PDF, here and a quick flick through shows there’s plenty of cracking photography and some interesting articles to look forward to.

As for what you’ll find in the latest edition, Dan says: “Issue 2 includes an interview with Stan Brittain who rode The Peace Race in the late 1950's, completed the 1958 TDF and earned a silver medal in the 1956 Melbourne Games; the growth of women's cycle racing in Lancashire; The WD40 Youth Team; 'Mud, Sweat and Tears' CX photo special; Lucy Martin and of course Killer Hills….”

You can read the background to the magazine's launch here.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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