Archive for December, 2012



Well, I made it out to Copenhagen for the Winterval and am L O V I N G all the bicycles out here (which I had anticipated). The bike lanes are everywhere and are as wide as the lanes for the cars. There is a great blog started by Mikael Colville-Andersen, called Copenhagenize that I came across a couple of years ago, which highlights the cycling life in Copenhagen. From it: “40 years ago Copenhagen was just as car-clogged as anywhere else but now 36% of the population arriving at work or education do so on bicycles, from all over the Metro area. 50% of Copenhageners themselves use bicycles each day. They all use over 1000 km of bicycle lanes in Greater Copenhagen for their journeys. Copenhagenizing is possible anywhere.”

Be sure to top up your festive glasses and sit back and watch Mikael Colville-Andersen’s excellent TED talk about Bicycle Culture by Design. Truly inspiring stuff.

~jimmy ell


Indigits Article

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Return of the boneshaker tall bike!

The Bristol Bike Project, from which boneshaker magazine was partially given wheels, turns 4 years old this week and we went out in the beautiful winter sun for a group ride to celebrate last Sunday. It was a good excuse to get out on the boneshaker tall bike again, which hasn’t been out for a while. I particularly like the picture of the guys ‘flying’ on their bikes below – the light was A M A Z I N G ! Take a look at more of Adam Ef’s wonderful pics here. Happy Birthday BBP 🙂 ~ Jimmy eLL

There is a light that never goes out…

Just shipped off a parcel of Boneshaker shop goodies to perhaps our most far-flung reader,  Paul, who lives here, on the very coastiest coast of Western Australia:

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Photo copyright Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. Creative Commons Licence Applies.

Strange to think the little parcel carefully wrapped in Boneshaker’s freezing attic in Bristol, UK will soon be unwrapped beside a lighthouse where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet… Wonder what the cycling’s like over there?