From rickshaw politics to open-source cargo bikes, from racing with missing limbs to riding in search of the simple life – there’s poetry, strangeness and inspiration in equal measure. As ever, they’ve woven in the work of some wonderful illustrators, photographers and writers from around the world to bring all these bicycle stories to life. It’s taken a while, but they’re happy as a tailwind with how it’s turned out. Parcels delivered next day, same day, same afternoon, news rolling 24hrs a day, faster computers, faster cars, faster food. We’re galloping to the grave, putting ourselves under ever greater pressure to get everything done on the double. But sometimes the best things come slow. Cycling reminds us that there’s more to each journey than its destination, that we get more from life if we don’t rush it. This issue of Boneshaker’s been a long time coming; longer than we expected, certainly. But, after gathering stories about lake-jumping, building cargo bikes, racing with missing limbs and riding in search of the search of the simple life, the issue’s come together at last. We hope it’s worth the wait. Welcome to issue #12!