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#1 CharleyFarley

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 14:29

I know its 'off thread'........but.........
Does anyone on here get BSN regulary?? Only bike/Racing 'mag' I buy regulary as it keeps us up to date with who-does-what-when.....especialy Road Racing!!!
Just been to pick up latest issue, 2 quid in hand..... "free race calender"....
Gets to till.....'£2.49 pls'.... So "free calender" costs 50pence??!!??!!
Tis a good mag tho, been expecting it to go up fa last 6mth.....
BUT 50p IN ONE GO............ 😳


#2 tonyed

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:17

50p, now what else can you get for 50p other than a free calendar?


Answers on the back of a blank signed cheque please. :cry:  

#3 Paul Collins

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 20:15

I used to get it regularly when I sponsoring a lad on the UK short circuits, its a very informative read, I still pick up the odd copy now and again if I see it on the shelf.


it's pretty much how MCN was in the good old days before it got turned into..........well don't get me started on that one!!


Most of all I enjoy Classic Racer nowadays, although its embarrassing to admit you used to own and race some of the bikes featured in a classic magazine when they were cutting edge technology!!

#4 tonyed

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:38

Last good mag was 'Road Racer' but then again the era had bikes worth reporting on not todays sad old .................. now you've got me going :|

#5 Sheepmachine

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:34

I found it recently and I think it's really good. It's so hard to find a good magazine/paper that's solely about bike racing, it's a lot better than MCN as that has a ton of stuff about road bikes that I will never read and only a small bit about racing. The only thing that rivals BSN is the MCN SPORT magazine but that only comes out 4 (?) times a year and is impossible to find.

#6 tonyed

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:07

Also online @ http://www.bikesportnews.com/news.cfm

#7 chunder27

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:48

It's odd isn't it, you get massive crowds at BSB yet the only magazine that keeps going is Motorcycle Racer, a mag that I got the first 100 or so copies of then got fed up with Larry rolling our his mates every few months and the same old columns etc. The MCN comic seems to keep most people interested, but the sport section is now an add on to yet another spy shot, another department of transport whine and another group test from blokes that ride far quicker and better than most people so youa re supposed to value their opinion!


Best mag ever was RPM, more GP based, Road Racer was fine, but you never got any GP reports, only superbikes which was weird, some fascinating stuff though in features, and the relentless Ryder obsession with endurance racing, I got both mags in binders a few years back for abour 30 quid, bargain of the decade!


I got the early MCN sports from the 2000's, but the newwer ones are still very comic. The odler version were superb, possibly the best bike racing mag ever, some great features, good ideas. 


BSN is very good, the website is too

Edited by chunder27, 17 June 2014 - 08:51.