Issue 17 features Jag of Blue Lug in Tokyo on the cover and stories on inspiring ,and inspired, bike riders from all over Australia and the world. While in Tokyo we also take a look at what makes this city work for bike riders, when it really seems that it shouldn’t. We catch up with Lisa Jacobs, National Cyclocross Champion for the third year in a row, to try and work out how she fits in all that mud around her day job. And when Portland’s Speedvagen came to town, literally if you’re in Melbourne or Sydney, we took the opportunity to find out more about this beautiful brand of not-quite-custom bicycles.
Our Centrefold features a Dutch bike given a whole new life with a leather jacket by designer Julien Derreveaux. Collector Cliff Mitchell shares some of his bicycle collection with us and we also take a look at the Spokeswomen project, training refugee women to ride bicycles safely and confidently on Melbourne roads. The Cycling Messenger World Championships were held in Melbourne earlier this year and weheld earlier this year in Melbourne
Of course there’s plenty more, Toolkit is jam-packed as usual, we feature an illustration by New Zealand artist Allan Wrath, and profiles on Adelaide’s Mel Waters and HoneyBee Cycles as well as Wing Lau of Sydney, together with our regular Treadlie Street features.