Simpson Magazine Issue 08
Issue 8: Tour edition. Be it grand or domestic, we cover the season's tours to date and reflect on two cobbled Monuments: Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris Roubaix, the latter captured by photographer Marshall Kappel. We also feature the Women's Tour of Britain, shot exclusively for us by Jack Chevell, and find out from Craig Peter why pro team Pedal Heaven is like family for him. Plus, post big ride blues: we all get them but how do the pros deal with the comedown? We take a critical look at what makes some stylish cyclists stand out in the peloton, and we feature another recipe from Team Sky chef Henrik Orre.
Simpson Magazine Issue 07
From Big Kev's tandem to Bradley Wiggins' Lambretta, issue 7 takes its inspiration from far and wide to entertain and educate you. We speak to Team Sky photographer Scott Mitchell about life on the road with Sir Brad. Staying with Team Sky, we offer an exclusive recipe from team chef Henrik Orre. And we hear the inspirational story of how one man's extraordinary efforts built hope through cycling in Rwanda, a country reeling from one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. A cycling diabetic shares with us how he manages the condition, and we explore the curious resurgence of solid tyres - could they be the future as well as the past?
Simpson Magazine Issue 06
Containing three classic stage races, with some of the most spectacular race photography from the Vuelta and the Tour of Britain taken by two very talented young photographers, as well as different perspectives on this summer’s triumphant Tour de France Grand Depart. We take a tour around the factory of one of Europe’s pre-eminent bike wear manufacturers and we hear from The Ride Journal’s Andrew Diprose about his favourite bike. All this and a ruthlessly scientific explanation of why you’re probably already using the fastest possible tyres. We’re too good to you, really we are.
Simpson Magazine Issue 05
Issue five of Simpson is as topically and geographically diverse as you’ve come to expect from your favourite cycling magazine. We travel to the heart of darkness on a soggy night ride to the Essex coast, we venture into the Catskill Mountains in New York State with intrepid cycling brothers Dylan and James Nord, and we nip over to Belgium to catch a Monument on a budget. We also salute the world’s best women riders as they complete their inaugural British stage race, explore that most common of cycling injuries: the broken collarbone, and share the first details of our very own trade team. You’d be mad to miss it!
Simpson Magazine Issue 04
Issue four sees Simpson travel from a muddy field in Suffolk to the glamorous north Mediterranean Italian coast in search of the world’s finest cycling stories for your delectation. On our travels we discovered an Italian bike brand that you probably haven’t heard of before – but that could all change very soon. Slightly to our own surprise, we also discovered a love for cyclo-cross, surely the most fun it’s possible to have in cold winter mud. Staying in Italy, we also cycled l’Eroica, one of the most ridiculously enjoyable bike rides we’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in – and we give you the chance to join this year’s UK equivalent: l’Eroica Britannia.
Simpson Magazine Issue 03
Another Grand Tour, another great Simpson spectating adventure. We travelled to Spain to witness a stage of the Vuelta a España and had an interesting time negotiating the roads and the rules and a rather spooky hotel. We also tried out three different ways of watching the 100th edition of the Tour de France without crossing the channel. We followed the fortunes of one lucky reader as he had his dream bike built by up-and-coming London frame-builder Jake Rusby. We report on the inaugural ride of Simpson CC and, bearing in mind the rough ride Wiggo’s been getting lately, we ask why the Brits are so quick to turn on their sporting heroes.
Simpson Magazine Issue 02
Amid the extreme weather conditions of this year's Tour of Italy, we witnessed Stage 15: the ascent of Col du Galibier. Just how bad was the weather? We interview Stefan Wyman about the current status of women's professional cycling in the UK and also find out what it takes to ride from one end of the country to the other. Are you eating the right things before and after rides - we get scientific about nutrition to make sure you get the most from your summer riding!
Simpson Magazine Issue 01
Issue 1 includes a first-hand account of what it was like to be a spectator in Paris on the final day of last year’s Tour de France. We also take a look at some of the classic kit we all like to wear as we act out our pro team fantasies. You’ll also find plenty of practical tips and advice about how to get the most from your ride.