Dropped #2

Dropped Magazine 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.

Their second issue is filled with stories from a variety of contributors who have used the bike as a method of exploration, travel and racing.

This Issue features a combination of Q&A’s about bikepacking and ultra-endurance racing, stories about winter training, week-long adventures, with a few reflective pieces thrown into the mix.

All of the features are complimented with a selection of beautiful imagery, celebrating how cycling is undoubtedly the best method of travel.

Issue 02 is sustainably printed to help reduce our demand for the earth's natural resources.

  • 170 x 240mm portrait

  • Image wraps around cover

  • Carbon neutral

  • Printed on 100% Recycled paper

What’s inside?

“It’s OK Not To Be OK”
Throughout 2020, the global pandemic has had a profound impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

In this issue we discuss mental health with Leon Cerrone, who has battled with anxiety and depression throughout his adult life.

Last summer, Leon teamed up with Mr.Porter as part of their ‘Health In Mind’ campaign, to share his story. In 2018 after a string of personal setbacks, he crashed his bike, which sent him into a dark place and resulted in him trying to end his life.

During our conversation, we talk about how sport, and in particular cycling, has helped his road to recovery.

Photo Essay
Each issue of Dropped Magazine features a photo essay, documenting the images captured by a cycling photographer.

In this issue, we speak to Jojo Harper, a professional photographer, working primarily with SRAM and Trek as she follows both the male and female teams around the world tour calendar.

GBDURO is a 2000km self-supported ultra-endurance race navigating the length of the UK, from Land’s End to John o’ Groats on a mixture of road, gravel and single track.

In 2020, due to the global pandemic, riders had to be fully self-sufficient, meaning all food had to be carried on the bike and riders had to get water from natural water courses.

We had a conversation with one of the finishers, Gail Brown, discussing her experience of taking part in the race, how she prepared for the event and also how her experience of racing in other ultra’s (including TCR) help prepare her for the challenges of GBDURO.