Hot off the press

We love this stage of the process of producing a new issue of the magazine, especially as this will be our first anniversary edition.

This is how our latest issue looks hot off the press, before it's trimmed and folded down to become that compact little masterpiece you see on your bookshelf.

Even in its raw uncut state, the magazine has a beauty to it that you just don't find with digital publications, we reckon. Cyclists like things that are tactile and tangible - qualities that you just can’t find with an electronic device.

One of the ways we’re marking our first anniversary is to offer two lucky readers the chance to ride the L'Eroica Britannia with the Simpson team in our exclusive competition. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss!