2 minutes with: Nick Rufford Editor, InGear

The Sunday Times last weekend launched a supplement, InGear.

What does it cover?
InGear combines what was the Driving supplement with gadgets - which lived at the back of the Sport section - as well as articles on adventure and extreme sports such as Base jumping and potholing. Adventure is a whole new area for The Sunday Times.

How do you select the sports you cover?
We insist our journalists do the sports themselves, so we know readers can too. If they are ridiculously dangerous, for example, we won't write about them. Some pieces are entertaining first-person accounts of the experience, and we always give readers details of how they can take part.

What else makes it in?
Sections include news about motoring and adventure sports, a weekly section titled Gizmo, featuring the hottest kit, and Test Bench, which reviews half a dozen of the best of certain products such as laptops or phones.

Anything else?
The motoring section is headed by Jeremy Clarkson and includes Road Hog - places to eat on or just off the main motorways - and First Drive, where we test drive a new car before anyone else has. We also write about computer games and have a section called Web Wise, which tells readers about useful websites. In the first issue, for example, it showed readers how to use the web to become a rock star, by listing websites that sell instruments or could help you form a band. We also interview a famous person about cars - last week it was Scarlett Johansson.

When do you go to press?
Thursday afternoon, so the earlier in the week we get things, the better. Contact me for adventure sports or motoring, and the tech editor, Alex Pell, for gadgets.

Circulation 1,331,344
Deadline Thursday afternoon
Frequency Weekly
Contact 020 7782 5000

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