There's magic in these pages. Mysterious carvings in ancient chalk hills, the alchemy of the frame-builder's fire, wild boys and wild girls slipping down forgotten paths and surrendering to the mystic moon. Inner demons are wrestled and exorcised as the pedals spin on. Our writers take on the Tour Divide, pitch primitive tents in Normandy, chase heroic racers through Sri Lanka's shimmering heat. We celebrate the cargo bike, the muddy bike, the radiator bike – and the next generation of riders marking magic miles of their own.
As ever, this issue was carefully printed in Bristol with vegetable inks on thick, uncoated Challenger offset paper, perfect binding, and with a foil-blocked cover printing. It even smells good.