The birthday of our birthplace: Boneshaker x Bristol Bike Project

A little over 10 years ago Boneshaker’s co-founder, James Lucas, went on a bike ride to Norway with his pal Colin Fan. James was working with asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol at the time. He was probably also wearing …

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Le Tour explained in 10 minutes

Don’t really understand the Tour de France? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Take ten minutes to study this cute little animation and you’ll be able to bluff your way through the basics… Allez!

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A look inside issue #20

Dreams and danger and death. Riding through the redemptive night. Building fire-breathing disco trikes, seeking secret sexy hideaways, eating kangaroo in the outback, laughing in the red dust of distant lands, finding powerful poetry amid race day’s rush… yet again …

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Tall Bikes Will Save the World

Some people seem supernaturally powered from within. Driven by a desire to push the world in a better direction. To inspire and create. And the Zenga Brothers are just exactly those kind of people. That doesn’t make great grammatical sense but …

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Brother in the Wild

Sometimes, amazing is right there on your doorstep. But for some reason, you’ve never found it. So it was with Boneshaker and the New Forest. What a place to ride! We loaded up our bikes last month and headed east …

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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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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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