Free Downloads

The magazine is available to buy, both in print and online as a digital edition. Here are some free samples to whet your appetite.

The print magazine is full colour, 68-page quarterly, with reviews, features, reader reports and more, with limited advertising at the back. We aim for clean design, sharp photography and informative writing.

Issue 23 PDF
Issue 23 PDF – 18Mb

The digital edition replicates the exact layout of the paper magazine – but adds clickable internet links and offers full text search facilities. An online subscription also allows you access to the full archive of back issues right back to Issue 1! Delivered via our colleagues at Exact Editions, it is viewable via just about any device and gets you the earliest access to new issues. You can also save every mag as a high-resolution PDF for offline viewing.

Issue 32 - Exact Editions (offsite)
Issue 32 – Exact Editions (offsite)

Reviews: We usually have three or four full reviews each issue, covering interesting, quality bikes. There are also several shorter reviews of components or accessories each issue, too. See the reviews index. Bike reviews are usually a full four pages or more, allowing us room to really delve into the detail and to provide a thorough assessment. Try these PDF samples:

8 Freight cargo bike – 600kb


Hase Klimax 2K recumbent trike – 910kb


ICE Adventure recumbent trike – 358kb


Catrike 700 – 1.6Mb


Greenspeed Magnum recumbent trike- 1.1Mb


Santos Dual Travel Rohloff tandem - 592kb
Santos Dual Travel Rohloff tandem – 592kb

Show reports: Our show reports are the best in the business, capturing all of the real innovations and interesting ideas from the major trade shows.

Bespoked, including Velopresso the Constructors' Challenge winner
Bespoked 2015 – 800kb


SPEZI 2015 - 1.3Mb
SPEZI 2015 – 1.3Mb

Bicycle design: We’re proud to be the outstanding international forum for innovative ideas in cycling, with almost every issue containing fresh new designs, home-built inventions and adaptations. Some practical, some just for fun, but all presented non-judgementally and professionally.

Bicycle car - 313kb
Mikael Kjellman’s bicycle car – 631kb


Mark Chillery's Switchblade, the arm and leg propelled recumbent - 1Mb
Mark Chillery’s Switchblade, the arm and leg propelled recumbent – 1Mb


Bicycle caravanning - 313kb
Bicycle caravanning – 313kb


Paper Bicycle – 537kb


Monval 'Big Ride' - 192kb
Monval ‘Big Ride’ – 192kb

Practical cycling: We’re all about cycling for transport and touring – not racing. So we don’t cover MTBs and road bikes much, and our models tend to be wearing ‘normal’ clothing rather than brand-new cycling gear. Instead we pass on real-world practical cycling experience:

Bicicapace cargo bike – 1Mb


BikeBins pannier review - 172kb
BikeBins panniers – 172kb


Suspension seatpost review - 270kb
Suspension seatpost review – 270kb


Cadenzas on tour - 294kb
Cadenzas on tour – 294kb


Tricycling strollers including the Taga and Zigo - 456kb
Tricycling strollers that convert to trikes – 456kb


Stanforth Kibo - 667kb
Stanforth Kibo – 667kb


Velogical rim dynamo – 615kb

Features: Lest this all seem a bit mundane, we have regular features about practical cycling in the most extraordinary circumstances, thanks to our wonderful correspondents from around the world.

The Breadmen of Cairo - 328kb
The Breadmen of Cairo – 328kb


Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst on their extraordinary ‘honeymoon’ in the Himalayas - 1.3Mb
Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst on their extraordinary ‘honeymoon’ in the Himalayas – 1.3Mb


The Pedal Porters of Mackinac Island – 429kb


By cyclists for cyclists: Velo Vision is an independent, enthusiast publication produced by a small group of committed everyday cyclists, every one of whom is a campaigner for cycling in their own way. With the much appreciated contributions from friends and readers worldwide, together we make Velo Vision unique, collectable and so readable!

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