Archive for November, 2010
Ciaran from Push Cycles emailed us at Boneshaker with some exciting news about their new project,
The Push Art Club:
To mark our first birthday we are launching The PUSH Art Club. We are going to start selling limited edition bicycle posters in the shop from Saturday 11th December. Each large (50x70cm) hand screen printed poster will sell for £30 and be limited to an edition of 30. It’s for a good cause too, half of the profits will go to the artist and half will go to the BrainTumourTrust.co.uk.
There are five posters in the first print run from some very talented illustrators:
And there are lots more beautiful posters to follow when these sell out.
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We are chuffed to add My Beautiful Parking to our growing list of stockists in Europe. Based in Barcelona, they have a shop, workshop and an innovative way to keep bikes safe:
“With all those in mind who are fed up with having their bicycles stolen and vandalised,
we have opened a parking space exclusively for bicycles: My Beautiful Parking.
The parking space, “My Beautiful Parking”, is open 24 hrs a day, 365 days of the year,
including leap years. This is how it works:each user is provided with a card that allows him/her
to enter the premises to park or retrieve his/her bicycle when it suits him/her. This card contains
the following information of the user: full name, number of national identity card, address
and telephone number.
A digital monitor installed in the door registers whenever a user enters or leaves the
parking space, generating a data base over the use of each card. Should someone use the
card to a foul end, this monitoring will allow quick identification of the culprit.
The parking is very simple. The user places the bicycle in the freight lift, sends it down to
the garage and then locks it up to the rails or hooks in a previously assigned slot.
They also have a very lovely website, so go check it out here.
We are pleased to be able to offer a subscription to Boneshaker Magazine. We publish the magazine quarterly, and the current subscription offer is for four (new subscribers will receive issues 4 to 7 on publication) These issues are due to be published in February, May, August and November 2011 respectively.
Total Subscription Costs:
United Kingdom – £20
Western Europe – £28
Rest of the Wold – £32
All subscriptions receive priority mailing and you should receive the latest edition through your letterbox before it is available at your local stockist. You can now look forward to being part of the continuing story of the beautiful bicycle – the projects and people doing interesting things with bikes.
It would make a great gift for yourself or a bike crazy friend…. what are you waiting for, get subscribing…!
We are happy to announce that we will soon have a stockist in Oxford, Cycle Oxford.
We will be getting the new issue out to them very soon, however in the meantime, they are putting on something that sounds like a lot of fun at the start of December:
Scrabble on Bicycles?!?
December 5th will see the biggest game of Scrabble possibly ever played, take place on the streets of Oxford with participants on bicycles. The idea was dreamt up by Simon Li and Dan Harris at Cycle Oxford, well known for their fancy dress bicycle treasure hunt style Alleycats around the streets of Oxford. Unlike Alleycats this bicycle scrabble event is going to take place on a Sunday afternoon and end with a tea party with scones and jam.
Organiser Dan Harris says “ We’re always looking for novel ways to get people out on their bicycles in Oxford and when Simon suggested this idea we just had to find a way to make it work”. The plan is to hide 30 checkpoints around the city with a different scrabble letter in each. Participants then have up to an hour to collect as many tiles as they can, from which they have to select which eight tiles they want to enter the game with.Participants then have to join the game in the order that they return to the finish. So the challenge is whether to spend extra time finding tiles, or return to the finish with the first eight collected.
The winner will be the highest scoring word. In the case of a draw more scrabble shenanagins will be brought into play. The winner will receive a copy of Bone-Shaker Magazine and a Bone-Shaker t-shirt, to mark the fact that Cycle Oxford is now stocking it in Oxford.