Dropped Magazine Volume 3 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. In Volume 3, there are a variety of perspectives and opinions, from within the cycling community. There is a variety of Q&As about racing, inclusivity, photography and travel, alongside some longer, reflective stories. Each feature is accompanied with incredible photography, capturing the awe-inspiring moments, often found whilst adventuring by bike.
Dropped Magazine is a biannual carbon neutral print magazine that aims to share stories and perspectives from a variety of cyclists to help encourage people to get out and ride. We want to promote the sport of cycling as an inclusive community, which has plenty of room for everyone to fit in. We understand that cycling means different things to different people, for some it’s about racing, others about touring and for some it’s just a way of life. Therefore we don’t label ourself as just a ‘bikepacking magazine’, instead we seek to create an inclusive community, whereby we have a great variety of contributors sharing their stories and insights into their respective worlds. We feel that through doing this, we will help to encourage more of our readers to try different challenges and ultimately to encourage them to get out and ride and push their own limits.
The Badger Divide
The Badger Divide is a 320km, all-road, bikepacking route from Inverness to Glasgow; expect gravel, singletrack, hike-a-bike, and a hint of asphalt. We rode the route this summer over a four day stretch and recapped on our trip within Volume 03.
Each issue of Dropped Magazine features a photo essay, documenting the images captured by a cycling/adventure photographer. In this issue, we speak to Michael Blann on his ‘mountains’ project. To see more of Michael’s work, visit www.michaelblann.com.
The pandemic has affected life in a host of negative ways, too many to mention. But the working-from-home culture has one huge benefit; the ability to move from a 9-5 job to a 5-9 adventure, in a matter of minutes. One minute you’re staring at a computer screen, the next you’re at the beginning of a cycling adventure. ‘Microadventure’ perfectly highlights that you don’t have to travel far to reconnect with nature.
In conversation with Fairlight Cycles
We sit down with the co-founder of Fairlight Cycles, Dominic Thomas to discuss Fairlight’s process of designing & manufacturing steel frame bikes. During this Q&A, we go behind the scenes to discuss their design process, we flick through Dom’s sketchbooks and we also discuss the importance of making and testing prototypes, during the design process.
Details: Dropped Magazine Volume 3
17 x 24 cm, Image wraps around cover, Carbon neutral, printed on 100% Recycled paper