Archive for December, 2010
Could this be our youngest reader…? Young Matt Turner (you may recognise him from the Getting Cross article), son of one of the ‘Here Come the Belgians’ riders. He turned up at to the North Of England Cyclocross Championships last weekend clutching his copy and showing off his photo and new found fame.
Many thanks to Jo Allen for capturing this. Her Flickr page from the event can be found here. Any other photos of Boneshaker in other countries, places, etc very welcome….!
James Bowthorpe is the round-the-world champion cyclist who beat the previous record by an epic 20 days. This summer he found himself in the isolated Norwegian countryside in the middle of a “white” night with director Antony Crook and stylist Glenn Kitson for Crook’s film 30 Century Man. “We were so far north the sun never set. I wanted the film to somehow give a sense of what James had achieved and the idea of him being alone, somewhere wild and isolated,” says Crook, who was carrying new demos by Scottish alt-rockers Mogwai at the time of filming. Listening to “How to Be a Werewolf” on repeat while driving around looking for shoot locations, he says, seemed to fit perfectly with the landscape. When Mogwai saw the footage, the group decided to remix the song, tailor-making a version exclusively for the film. The result spectacularly captures the notion of circumnavigating the earth. “We found the perfect backdrop to tell this story of somebody who points his bike at the horizon and then doesn’t stop pedaling. It’s a film about never giving up,” says Crook. Bowthorpe shares the details of his latest feats here.
Glagow Bike Shed is a Community Social Enterprise based in Glasgow, Scotland, run by volunteers that recycles bicycles from a variety of local sources and promotes safe cycling in town.
Check out the beautifully-shot short film that was made about them recently:
A great little blog post about Boneshaker from John McFaul, on his site McFaul on Bikes. His site is worth keeping an eye on, home to lots of lovely design/bike related projects (make sure you check out his studio site and blog too, some incredible work on there). We are looking forward to working with him on a piece for a future issue of the magazine in 2011. In the meantime, check out his kind words here.