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Who we are

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Since its inception in 1995, Cyclingnews has grown to become the world leader on the internet for the sport of cycling.

We are the passionate cycling fan's first port of call for racing, news, interviews, analysis, and tech. 

We provide comprehensive coverage of cycle racing - across road, track, mountain bike, and gravel - through results, race reports, photography and live race updates. News is a cornerstone of the site and we are committed to keeping readers informed about the sport and its protagonists. 

On top of that, our team of journalists - who travel the world to attend races - offer unrivalled insight through interviews, analysis and other in-depth features.

Cyclingnews has also grown to become a leading destination for cycling participants of all abilities, through our offering of product reviews, buying guides and fitness advice. Our tech team use their expert knowledge to help you get the most out of your riding. 

What you can expect from us

  • Comprehensive race coverage (results, reports, live races)
  • Breaking news
  • In-depth features, interviews, analysis
  • Blogs and diaries
  • Immersive photography
  • Pro tech
  • Expert reviews
  • Buying guides
  • Fitness advice

Meet the team

Peter Stuart - Cyclingnews editor
Peter Stuart

Peter Stuart has been editor of Cyclingnews since March 2022, overseeing editorial output across all of Cyclingnews' digital touchpoints.


Before joining Cyclingnews, Peter was the digital editor of Rouleur magazine. Starting life as a freelance feature writer, with bylines in The Times and The Telegraph, he first entered cycling journalism in 2012, joining Cyclist magazine as staff writer. Peter has a background as an international rower, representing Great Britain at Under-23 level and at the Junior Rowing World Championships.

Laura Weislo

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. After joining Cyclingnews as a staff writer on the back of work experience, Patrick became Features Editor in 2018 and oversaw significant growth in the site’s long-form and in-depth output.


Since 2021 he has been Deputy Editor, Europe, taking more responsibility for the site’s content as a whole, while still writing and – despite a pandemic-induced hiatus – travelling to races around the world. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport – football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby. 

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Stephen Farrand

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.

Barry Ryan

Barry Ryan is European Editor at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation (opens in new tab), published by Gill Books.

Kirsten Frattini

Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. 


Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including the Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.

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Daniel Ostanek

Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Before Cyclingnews, he was published in numerous publications around the cycling world, including Procycling, CyclingWeekly, CyclingTips, Cyclist, and Rouleur, among others. As well as reporting and writing news and features, Daniel runs the 'How to watch' content throughout the season.


Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the World Championships, and has interviewed a number of the sport's biggest stars, including Egan Bernal, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, and Anna van der Breggen. Daniel rides a 2002 Landbouwkrediet Colnago C40 and his favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Vuelta a España.

Jackie Tyson

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling for people of all abilities and ages and worked in professional baseball for six years. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not quickly) and likes to ride a mountain bike in Georgia and Utah. Jackie joined Cyclingnews in 2020 with a focus on the North American race scene, from cyclo-cross to criteriums.

Simone Giuliani

Simone joined the team as Production Editor based in Australia at the start of the 2021 season, having previously worked as Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg.

Alasdair Fotheringham - Cyclingnews staff writer
Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The Independent, the Guardian, and Reuters.

Rob Spedding

Rob serves as Content Director at Future Publishing, a portfolio that spans Bike PerfectCyclingnewsCycling Weekly and MBR. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. Rob spent 12 years as editor of Cycling Plus magazine after which he took on the role of Content Director at Bikeradar

Our tech team

Cyclingnews Senior Tech Writer Josh Croxton
Josh Croxton

Josh is Tech Editor of Cyclingnews - leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us as Senior Tech Writer since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Team Tor 2000. He's always keen to get his hands on the newest tech, and while he enjoys a good long road race, he's much more at home in a local criterium. 

Will Jones

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in early 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. There are very few types of cycling he's not dabbled in, and he has a particular affection for older bikes and long-lasting components. 

Road riding was his first love, before graduating to racing CX in Yorkshire. He's been touring on a vintage tandem all the way through to fixed gear gravel riding and MTB too. When he's not out riding one of his many bikes he can usually be found in the garage making his own frames and components as a part-time framebuilder, restoring old mountain bikes, or walking his collie in the Lake District.

Josh Ross

Josh Ross comes to us from a background in visual arts and marketing as well as endurance sports. University was an opportunity to learn how to tell a visual story and since then he's honed his ability to craft a story in text. In 2019 he joined the team here as a freelance contributor and started putting those skills to use telling stories about cycling technology.

On the bike, he's someone who tends to eschew organised races but is never afraid of a challenge. His interest lies in looking for new adventures and finding ways to do things he's never done before. There's nothing more enticing to him than going farther, doing it faster, and finding opportunities to do things differently.

Why trust us?

Since 1995, Cyclingnews has upheld a commitment to providing comprehensive coverage of professional cycling and has built up a reputation as the world centre of the sport online. 

Our reporters have a wealth of experience and connections in professional cycling, and we pride ourselves on being present at more races than any other media outlet throughout the season. Our access, insight, and expert analysis helps readers stay informed but also brings them closer to the sport and its stars.

Our tech team are all passionate riders who know bikes and the bike industry inside out. Whether it's high-end road riding, gravel and adventure, or leisure and commuting, we're committed to using that expertise to help you get more from your riding. 

Cyclingnews upholds strong standards of editorial independence. Our content is not subject to external influence from riders, teams, or brands. It is our policy to not grant copy control to public relations representatives for those entities. Our reviews and buying guides are honest and free from commercial considerations. 

Our reviews and ethics policy

Rest assured that all our reviews are independent and free from commercial considerations. We never take money for reviews. Nothing that has a star rating has been paid for.

We sometimes take trips and hospitality to attend shows and see products. We always mention this within our coverage. It doesn’t affect how we think about products but does affect whether we cover certain products (as in we may not have been able to get to see a certain product had the company not taken us to see it).

Almost all our review products are sent to us by the companies involved and usually as a result of our request. We always return products on request or at the end of our agreed loan period. For more on our review processes, please see our 'how we test' page.

We score products on a scale from 1 to 5 stars. Three stars is a good to very good product, four stars is an excellent product. Five stars are never awarded lightly and are a mark of exceptional quality.

Affiliate & Advertising disclosure

We always aim to provide unbiased editorial created by our journalists and writers. We also need to pay our teams and website costs so we make money in a number of ways. We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them. From time to time we also publish advertorials (paid-for editorial content) and sponsored content on the site. When this is the case the content is clearly marked as sponsored or promoted, so you’ll always know which content is editorial and which is not. Future PLC is our parent company and has an in-depth terms and conditions page with a lot more information that you can read right here

Accreditations and memberships

IPSO

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Cyclingnews is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK's magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors' Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint please contact cyclingnews@futurenet.com. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors' Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk.

Privacy policy

Cyclingnews is part of Future PLC. We are both fiercely committed to protecting your privacy. Please have a look at our in-depth privacy policy to find out more.

Contact details

Addresses

UK: Quay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UA

USA: Suite 1000, 1100 13th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005

Australia: Level 10, 89 York Street, Sydney, 2000

Editorial enquiries: cyclingnews@futurenet.com