Boneshaker Magazine Issue 12 is out now. From its butterfly-fluttering cover to its freewheeling final page, Boneshaker #12 explores forgotten railroads, tours with travelling minstrels and jumps into freezing lakes.
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!
Boneshaker Magazine is a publication from Bristol (UK) and a celebration of cycling and the people who do it. Full of articles, personal stories and anecdotes about people and projects doing great things with bicycles around the globe. It is our hope that the magazine will both inspire and entertain, raise awareness and bring a smile to your face. Appealing to both bike-heads and those who may not yet have experienced the true joy and freedom that can be found from our two-wheeled friends.