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Boneshaker, adieu!

As always, we are looking forward to the forthcoming issue of Boneshaker magazine (in our shop next week!), but were sorry to hear that their next issue will also be their last. Only one year after kickstarting The Bristol Bike Project with his pal Colin, James took the inspiration he was feeling from BBP and the community that was quickly beginning to emerge around it and decided to revisit his love of print and storytelling by creating Boneshaker magazine. He was clear from the outset that he wanted the magazine to be about the real human experience of being on a bike and the myriad possibilities that that can facilitate and that it should be accessible to everyone, even to those people who may never even have cycled – and to actually help inspire them into giving it a go! Keeping it grassroots, honest and playful, and featuring a wide range of voices (and artists) from all over the globe, was always a key part of the magazine’s ethos and we’re sorry to see it finish.

The Boneshaker team posted the following on their social media earlier today…

After more than 8 years and 1500 pages of freedom, friendship and adventure, of politics and poetry, ink and dreams, we’re ready to move onto something new. We’ve loved the journey so far. The Boneshaker name, its intentions and the wonderful community that’s grown around it will live on. Thank you to everyone who’s been involved, sharing stories and pictures, riding with us, inspiring us, sharing our enthusiasm for the mystic beauty of life on two wheels.

Boneshaker has consciously tried not to be like mainstream bike mags, eschewing kit and machismo and focussing instead on the human, emotional and experiential pleasures of life on two wheels.
It’s been stocked in the Tate in London, MoMA in New York, and in bookshops, galleries and bike shops from Singapore to Slovenia, from Bratislava to Bogota and featured two Turner prize-winning artists and one poet laureate.