As people around the world come to terms with the challenge we now face it can seem frivolous to worry about racing, riding your bike and the work we do here at Cycling Weekly.

As individuals we must all do our bit to halt the spread of the Coronavirus, support our friends, family and neighbours, especially those who are vulnerable, and take the strain off the wonderful healthcare system we are lucky to have here in the UK.

Despite these challenges we will continue to produce content here on the website seven days a week, and our magazine on sale every Thursday. It will be a little different to usual without the racing calendar we took for granted, but our passion for the sport continues to burn and we know yours does too.

It is our aim to do whatever we can to continue to bring you the latest news, advice, tech reviews and inspiring features. Whether or not you’re riding through this difficult time we aim to be there to help you through it. That might be tips for training at home, staying healthy – both mentally and physically – or just some pure escapism.

With us, you can stay informed and stay inspired. This storm will pass, and one day we will once again be out on our bikes with our friends.

You can stay in touch with us via email (cycling@ti-media.com) or any of our social media feeds. As many of us get used to a temporary new way of life, this seems more important than ever before.

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Please take care of yourself and those around you, and we'll see each other out on the road one day soon.

Simon

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Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 


Since working for Cycling Weekly 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 can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!


SIMON IS CURRENTLY RIDING

Road bike: Pinarello K8S with Shimano Dura Ace

TT bike: Specialized Venge road bike with FFWD wheels and Easton Attack TT bars

Gravel bike: N/A

Training bike: Rourke custom hand made with Reynolds 853 steel