Archive for June, 2013

Issue 12 – a sneaky peek

Well, it’s finally finished and being printed as we type…

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, we’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 we’re happy as a tailwind with how it’s turned out.

We hope you like it too.

Boneshaker issue #12 will be winging its way to stockists early next week. You can pre-order a copy direct here and here. In the meantime, here’s a little look at some of its loveliness:


Mountain Kings


We received a copy of Giles Belbin’s new book at boneshaker HQ a few days ago and what a lovely thing it is! Although we are not really the racing types here at boneshaker magazine, even we couldn’t fail to be impressed by the accessibility of this book about the ‘agony and euphoria on the peaks of the Tour De France’. It features detailed profiles of the Tour’s greatest and most controversial climbers including Gino Bartali, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx, Bradley Wiggins and Lance Armstrong and some fabulous images to boot! Giles wrote a fantastic piece about the cyclist Gino Bartali for an issue of boneshaker magazine going back a few issues. Copies of his new book can be purchased here.


Thanks to Matias from re.robot studio for the stickers that arrived from them at boneshaker HQ this week, all the way from Uruguay! We’re excited to be working on an illustrative piece with these guys on issue #13. Check out these nimble-fingered peeps here. Lovely stuff 🙂

Why We Ride

The first 2 minutes and 55 seconds of this short film are just perfect: