Okay so the 150th issue of Ride UK should be hitting the shops by now. As you may of guessed from the sneak peak of the cover shot we put up it’s a bit of a landmark issue with none other than Dan Lacey on the cover… We’ve got a catch-up mini interview with Lacey inside the issue along with a bunch of new riding shots from him. We’re really psyched that we got this to happen, here’s a small extract from the interview:
Ride UK: This is like your third Ride UK cover, what is it actually like getting your photo put on the front of a magazine? Knowing that thousands and thousands of people are gonna be buying it or seeing that one single image on the internet. Is it humbling? Do you feel like you’ve joined an elite club of Ride UK cover stars?
Dan Lacey: Hahaha yeah it is… It’s out of hand to be fair, I still got the same feeling I had after getting my first cover four years ago. It’s kinda weird when you put it like that, it’s a massive deal for me as it is for anyone else that gets the cover I guess. It’s real hard to describe, but yeah fucking psyched. Elite club? Hahaha not at all. I’m just buzzing I got the privilege of being asked to shoot another one. So thanks bruv.
Also in this month’s issue we’ve got:
• A DC UK Team Lock-in article, where the UK team hired a huge warehouse for a week.
• A Duffs Houston Roadtrip article from a newly reinvigorated team, which includes the return of Jimmy Levan, who’s still doing huge roofgaps, and shredding from Kevin Porter, Alex Magallan and Jake Seeley.
• Kye Forte hitting up Red Bull’s Dirt Pipe down in Australia for week. 20 foot hips and berms bigger than your house anyone?
• A full report on Simpel Session 2011. Photo highlights and behind the scenes snippets from the infamous Estonian long weekend…And if you don’t know now you know..!
•Eastern Bikes hitting up the desert. Sweet trails, pools and concrete hips…
We’ve also got all that good regular stuff too, including 3 informers on Weird Sam, Duncan Lloyd and Dale Armstrong. An in-depth interview with Cleggy on the start-up of the R.O.S. (A dedicated directory of rider owned stores in the UK). The recent DUB Jam Rampworx photo highlights. Senad Grosic and a frozen damn up in the Alps. How To Bombdrop by Northern John, pics of the new concrete bowl in Petersfield and a bike check with Dan Paley. DVD reviews of Proper’s Picture Box and BMX FU’s FU4 Digital Video Disc (did someone say pegs?). WTFs with Leigh ‘Sketch’ James and Jordan Waters. Bruno Hoffman has also snuck his way in there onto a couple of pages… And basically a whole load of other stuff, including 25 free stickers attached to the cover itself.