“I am at the edge somewhere deeper in myself…”
So ends a poem you’ll find lost amid these pages – and it touches on much of what this issue seems to revolve around: the unpredictable enriching that bicycles bring to life.
Smells and sounds. Newness and nostalgia. Lust for life kicks, pell-mell pelting against the clock, riding with newborns and new limbs, meanderings in Lesotho, Zanzibar, China and beyond, and a powerful reminder that cycling is so much more than a sport: this issue embraces the somewhere deeper, reaching for the serendipitous mystery that life on two wheels can become. It’s escape and belonging, it’s togetherness and solitude, it’s sensory salvation.