I have a dream. Not a big dream just a little one, maybe its a day dream, probably just a pipe dream!
Having had some interest in my words from one offline and one online magazine I have decided its time to set my sights on a bigger project.
We all read magazines and reviews of bikes and biking destinations in magazines and online. Apart from the odd Tripadvisor type reviews by ordinary recreational bikers, the bulk of these are written by lucky journalists, professional cycling enthusiasts generally those guys that are surrounded by bikes and mountain biking 24/7.
Rarely is there a full account of a biking holiday or destination by the average rider like me, and I am certainly an average rider…
So my dream is an article (words and pictures) in a mainstream magazine that is an account, diary, review, or story of a mountain bike holiday in the French Alps taken by half a dozen mountain bikers of various skills and on a variety of different bikes.
I will provide the words, the pictures, the humour, the highs and the lows, but most of all the reality. What a trip like this means to those who don’t live and breath mountain biking and aren’t lucky enough, or more to the point, paid to visit these destinations.
Hopefully the above reason is a good enough one for a magazine article, but here are some more reasons…
I like writing – check out the blog or my ride reports for MB Swindon.
I like to take photos – er check out the blog or my ride reports for MB Swindon.
My story on BikeMagic:
Finally, I am going to do this anyway. I am going to write about our week in the Alps in June and I am going to blog about it. I am also not looking for any payment for this – just for someone to be interested enough so it gets published… I wouldn’t say no to payment or recognition of some kind, but the fact that you think it’s good enough for your magazine is all I am looking for.
So what do you say?
If you are interested please get in touch…