Bespoked 2017

Bespoked is a wonderland of the world’s finest hand-built treasures, from one-offs like Dear Susan‘s beachcomber bike, or this specially adapted bike for children with dwarfism, built by Curtis Bikes to world-class adventure machines like this from Talbot Frameworks, complete …

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A look inside issue #19

Mysterious carvings in ancient chalk hills, the alchemy of the frame-builder’s fire, wild boys and wild girls slipping down forgotten paths and surrendering to the mystic moon. Inner demons are wrestled and exorcised as the pedals spin on. Our writers …

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Welcome mats

Drivers passing too close to people on bikes is one of the major fears that puts off would-be cyclists. It’s also really dangerous. So encouraging safe passing distances is really important. Some UK police forces are leading the way in …

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Nobody’s expecting you to make it…

I’m close by Strand… it’s late afternoon, radio crackles: ‘Two-Two… Two-Two, come in. Rush coming down now.’ I’m all right with that… £3.75 will take me over £40 for the day, homing in on the big Five-O. I press the …

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Inner Glow

I have ridden with Team Glow – the all-female cycling network founded by world record-breaking track cyclist Glynis Francis – for a few years now. It all started in 2011 with her successful bid to get 100 women cycling in the Manchester 100 sportive. …

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A look inside issue #18

So ends a poem you’ll find lost amid these pages, touching on some of what this issue revolves around… Smells and sounds, newness and nostalgia, lust for life, pell-mell pelting against the clock, riding with newborns and new limbs, and several …

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Beulah route map

Beulah

Beulah, a collaborative film between Pannier and Brother Cycles, follows their unsupported cycle trip to explore the Cape Wrath track – a journey inspired by a 1970s OS Map of the most north-westerly part of Scotland. Filmed by Boneshaker designer, …

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Boneshaker Bicycle Stories volume #I

Storytelling is a huge part of what keeps Boneshaker’s wheels spinning. Over the last 6+ years, we’ve shared over a thousand pages of bicycle stories from all over the world. This month, we release a 220-page book to bring together some of our …

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Into the night

Twenty years ago they needed a legend… needed a myth… something to help get it off the ground. They said that London’s couriers had started it, drinking after work on a Friday night, daring one another to ride until they …

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