Cyclist to launch new off-road magazine

Cyclist is launching Cyclist Off-Road, a new magazine aimed at cyclists who are looking to "discover new routes, learn new skills, and acquire new kit". 

It will have the same aesthetic as Cyclist, as well as the same production values, unique editorial content and photography.

Cyclist has also teamed up with adventure brand Restrap for ‘Ride T’Pub’, a multiday off-road bikepacking event across the Yorkshire Dales.

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Restrap, the 160 kilometre route will take participants from Leeds city centre into the Yorkshire Dales, covering over 530 metres of climbing on and off-road. Riders will spend the first night camping before tackling the final half of the ride and finishing at Tan Hill pub.

Early bird tickets to the event cost £120, which includes entry to the event, a GPX route file, Restrap and Cyclist ride captains, two nights of camping with breakfast included, two evening meals, a goody bag, movie night, DJ and band at the pub. The ride takes place from 25th to 27th May.

The magazine has also announced that it is expanding its series of high-end bike demo days in 2019, adding new venues in Leeds and Fife, which will run alongside existing events at the Lee Valley Velopark in London and Castle Combe in Wiltshire.

Taking place from April to June, Track Days give cyclists the opportunity to try out some road bikes on a purpose-built outdoor road circuit. 

Brands confirmed for 2019 include the headline sponsor Assos along with Cannondale, 3T, Colnago, Orro, BMC, Bianchi, Specialized, Cipollini, Pinarello, Wattbike, Swift, Scott and more to be confirmed.

Publishing director Dharmesh Mistry said: “We’re really excited to be creating new experiences for our audience as it evolves. Put simply, Cyclist Track Days are the perfect way for riders to test the world’s best road bikes side by side, and the positive feedback from both attendees and brands has driven the growth of the concept from a one-day event in London, to a five-day series across the UK.

“As for the gravel market, we’ve worked particularly closely with key brands over the last six months to help showcase the newest additions to their range in the pages of Cyclist Off-Road. The aim of the magazine is to inspire road riders to venture away from the tarmac and explore new routes, with the first issue showcasing some amazing rides in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our Ride T’Pub bikepacking event forms part of our new commitment to the gravel and adventure scene.

“Both sets of events have been specifically created with the aim of taking the Cyclist brand and bringing it to life.”

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