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The Vague Direction Book

Friend of Boneshaker, Dave Gill, wrote a fantastic piece, The Ups & Downs of a Year-Long Bicycle Tour for issue #15 and has now gone and written a book about his year-long spin across the states. It looks set to be a great read – go on and support it here!

A natural storyteller, Dave’s ambition is bigger than a mere bicycle tour: it is to grapple with the heft of human existence, to explore notions of contentment and doubt, regret and hope with the many fascinating people he encounters along the way. Boneshaker Magazine

Issue #16: first glimpse

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The brand new issue of Boneshaker is whizzing off the presses as I type, ready for launch at Bespoked, the UK Handmade Bicycle Show which runs from 17-19 April. The show’s based at two venues in Bristol this year: the mighty Brunel’s Old Station near Temple Meads and at the Arnolfini arts centre by the docks.

Boneshaker have bagged a stand in the Arnolfini – there will be loads of bicycle-related stuff going on in there, and entry is free all weekend.

Come down and say hello and grab a copy if the fresh issue while you’re there!

If you can’t make it to the show, look out for Boneshaker very soon at one of our fine stockists (badger them if you can’t find it) or order online via our pals at Newsstand (their website looks dated but their service is great).

In the meantime, here’s a sneaky peek at the new issue in all its glory:

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and a couple of photo spreads to whet your appetite…

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From London cycle courier to worldwide adventurer, Emily Chappell has discovered a world that exists outside of Zone 1. She’s passionate about her bike and it is this passion that has taken her across the world and most recently to Alaska to ride across the snow in the middle of winter. She also wrote a fantastic piece for boneshaker #13 about the challenges of cycling in China. This talk is a must for pedal heads, adventurers and anyone who just wants to be inspired!

Wednesday 15th April – Bristol 7.30pm at Ellis Brigham. Book your tickets here!

Riders of the world: Unite!


We’ve been friends with Restrap since the very beginning – the Yorkshire-based creators of some of cycling’s best accessories and clothing began not long after Boneshaker’s first issue hit the shops. And we’ve stayed in touch ever since. So we were delighted when Restrap mainman Nathan Hughes got in touch to tell us about their latest offering, the ingenious cycling bag called Unite.



At its heart it’s a tough, waterproof backpack. As with all Restrap products, it was designed and handmade in Yorkshire. The bag rolls flat when empty, or expands to a 30L capacity when fully loaded.



Accompanying the main body of the bag are a set of modules: two pouches, a bottle holster and a waistband.You can attach one or more of these to the main backpack, in up to 1000 different ways, we’re told.



Where it gets cunning is how they attach: with a patented magnetic fastening system. The magnets are powerful enough for each module to remain attached even under 40kg of strain. Clever magnets also play a key role in the bag’s patented fastening system: both the adjustable chest strap and the waistband can be opened, closed and locked with one hand, even when wearing gloves.



The waistband can also be removed and worn separately with the pouches, or adapted as a smaller bag in its own right.



The aim was to create one bag for everything. And it looks like they might’ve nailed it. We can’t wait to try one out – watch this space.

The Unite backpack is available to pre-order now, starting at £139.99 for the main back pack.