Bespoked 2017

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

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Brexit, Bikes & the Bigger Picture

Author, journalist and round-the-world record-breaker Julian Sayarer‘s writing has appeared in several issues of Boneshaker over the years. Here, in a special long-form feature from the road, he shares thoughts on an unravelling in Europe… Four years ago, leaving the UK …

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Into Bear Country

The rain was pouring down as we touched down in Belgrade. Running between puddles, we rushed from the door of the terminal and jumped into our minibus as quickly as we could. The city had been enjoying an endless summer …

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Rickshaw Riders

India has an estimated eight million cycle rickshaws creaking and clattering around its dusty streets as cargo movers, couriers and taxis. They’re one of the oldest forms of wheeled transport but they are also beginning to be recognised as part …

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The Ups & Downs

It was the end of spring, and it was another day at the office. A drag. A chore. A career path that I didn’t believe in. Later, I’d realise that this was the day that shifted my direction. It was …

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Pedal South

“Stepping off the plane in Deadhorse, AK, at the top of the world, we could see absolutely nothing but fog in all directions. It was just surreal, like being lost in a dream. The first week of the trip we …

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