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In 1891 three pioneering young cyclists launched a new magazine that would change the face of the sport. Cycling - An Illustrated Weekly first went on sale on January 24, 1891 and was a breath of fresh air for the sport that, thanks to the invention of the Safety Bicycle, was experiencing levels of growth and transformation never seen before.

The magazine, led by Edmund ‘Sally’ Dangerfield focused on the burgeoning club scene across the country that was taking to time trialling and new found levels of freedom. 

Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.