Greetings all and a big, fat, wideopen welcome to our new website!
We’re 9 issues old today. With a new mag on the virtual newstands and a fresh race season ahead there’s no better time to launch Version 3 of wideopenmountainbike.com.
The plans for the year are pretty simple. First up – the website. We want to push that up a gear and get it looking and working a bit better. We’ll still keep it nice and simple like it’s always been just add a bit more content and some features that you won’t see anywhere else. Pop by daily for news, mini-interviews, blogs, team news, great images and all the junk that hasn’t quite made it into the mag.
Big thanks to Jim Smith (of fattyre.co.uk fame) for pain-stakingly crafting the new site for us. He’ll be joining the team as our web-dude from now on also which is great news.
As for the mag – our goal stays the same, to shout about the UK mountain bike scene and show off exactly how f-king great it is. We’ll be pushing the mag as far as we can and aiming our sites high. We don’t always get it right but we’re gunning to make something that’ll stand up to the big name, pro mags out there but still keep it 100% free and online. How well we do is up to you guys. The mag is only as good as the community of riders, photographers and writers that make it happen… If you’ve got content for us get in bloody touch!
Finally – a big thanks to everyone that’s helped us drag 9 issues of Wideopen kicking and screaming to life. The riders, interview victims, contributors, advertisers…and of course the readers. You all know who you are. We bloody love ya all!
That’s it. We’re all off for a cider to celebrate. Get your ass out on the trails and enjoy the summer. Don’t forget to give the mag a read when you get home!
Jamie, James and the WO team.