15 Sep, 2015

Double-sided mag!


You are holding in your hand something of a rarity of the sports magazine world.

Perhaps it’s an enigma? Or perhaps some sort of magazine version of a Siamese twin?

However, it isn’t a complete revolution, as magazines have “twinned” themselves with their sister publications for various reasons before.

Our reason for including both our titles in a single printed copy? Simple. We would like to give you, the readers of Modern Cyclist the opportunity of reading the other magazine in our stable, Modern Athlete, in a powerful, two-for-the-price-of-one quality read.

So, not only are we back in print after a short hiatus – the August 2015 issue of Modern Cyclist was only available in digi mag format – we also welcome a whole bunch of good folk who are currently readers of Modern Athlete to our pages. We hope you enjoy reading our articles as much as we enjoyed putting them together for you.

Our lead article is the interesting saga of how one of Bob Hewitt’s victims has discovered cycling and intends “Riding for a purpose” at the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge in November this year. Suellen Sheenan – who has definitely risen to the position of the person I’d most like to meet – is certainly a brave and determined sports women who has, against the odds, decided to re-enter the sporting world. And well done to her!

We also catch up with five enterprising cyclists who plan to do an Everesting attempt of the daunting Linksfield Ridge. They’ll be riding up and down that steep, twisty road more than 80 times at the beginning of October, raising funds for a very worthy charity.

Our “Go Girl” article this month is an amazing story of one of our top mountain bikers who, during recovery time after an injury, decided to start a business of manufacturing T-shirts to supplement her decreased income. Amy Beth McDougall has since got back onto the saddle and will probably get back onto a few podiums in the months to come.

And don’t forget to check out our article about the forthcoming Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair. This now-annual event promises to be even better than its 2014 incarnation and will include an inter-provincial schools’ mountain bike event and a whole lot of fun for the family.

No matter whether you are a cyclist or a runner, we hope you enjoy the articles we have collected for this issue of Modern Cyclist. And remember that the big events are starting again next month, so we hope you are training for them.

Train hard!

Raymond Travers

Raymond Travers

Modern Cyclist Editor |