Four superb Boneshakers for just £20.
Here's what you get:
There's magic in these pages. 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 take on the Tour Divide, pitch primitive tents in Normandy, chase heroic racers through Sri Lanka's shimmering heat. We celebrate the cargo bike, the muddy bike, the radiator bike – and the next generation of riders marking magic miles of their own.
A beautiful 100-pager with gold foil-blocking illuminating the cover, which has been illustrated by Ellen Schofield.
“I am at the edge
somewhere deeper in myself...”
So ends a poem you'll find lost amid these pages – and it touches on much of what this issue seems to revolve around: the unpredictable enriching that bicycles bring to life.
Smells and sounds. Newness and nostalgia. Lust for life kicks, pell-mell pelting against the clock, riding with newborns and new limbs, meanderings in Lesotho, Zanzibar, China and beyond, and a powerful reminder that cycling is so much more than a sport: this issue embraces the somewhere deeper, reaching for the serendipitous mystery that life on two wheels can become. It's escape and belonging, it's togetherness and solitude, it's sensory salvation.
Another beautiful 100-pager, with foil-blocked covers illustrated by Riccardo Guasco.
Two brave wheels. The wilderness beckoning.
Riding out across this issue are paint-fox-hunting city races, explorations across Europe, Asia and the Americas, thoughts on the poetry of departure and the mystery of retelling the ride on your return. You’ll find our first cyclists’ directory amidst a drift of thoughts from saddles familiar and far-flung. As ever, we’ve loved all the surprises and strangeness along the way. We hope you do too.
Cover artwork by Owain Perry / ojperry.co.uk
Join us. Saddle up and ride with Boneshaker as we head over the mountains of Norway in the midnight sun, conquer the cols of Bali and meander down the Pan-American highway. We’ll break a world record on the tallest bike ever built, share trackside quiet with Marianne Vos and rebuild bikes amidst New Zealand’s earthquake rubble. We’ll race cargo bikes across Copenhagen, seek out the cycle messengers of Vancouver and reimagine the simple act of riding home. As ever, it’s a marvellous meeting of open roads and open minds. The horizon is calling. Let’s go.
Cover artwork by Derek Ballard / iamconduit.com
All issues are carefully printed with vegetable inks on thick, uncoated Challenger offset paper, perfect binding, and with a foil-blocked cover printing for extra shiny-shiny. They even smell good.