Treadlie (published twice a year) is for bike lovers, would be bike lovers and those that appreciate great bike design – a magazine devoted to culture, fashion and design.
The gear in Toolkit in issue #22 starts me as editor thinking about fancying up my ride, our Centrefold gets me dreaming and the Treadlie Street profiles make me smile. I admire and am inspired by the gutsy determination of the young Maeve Plouffe in her first Women’s Tour Down Under (pg 70) and although I will never participate in the high-adrenaline antics of a Rad Race event (pg 62), I totally understand the appeal of riding through such spectacular scenery.
I can definitely see myself on a morning mountain bike ride through the rugged landscapes of Alice Springs with Ciara and Steve (pg 42) and would love to learn from the fearless Gravity Girls on Adelaide’s mountain trails (pg 34).
I also feel a shared sense of excitement when reading about the discovery of 35 original steel frames in a bike shop in Italy and Paul and Dario’s plans for them (pg 52).
I drool at the architectural masterpiece of Utrecht’s bicycle parking station and dream of riding my bike down into its winding depths in our own city (pg 76).
I did get to ride through the streets of Seville for our travel piece and I will always remember the people, the food, the architecture and the river paths of this cycle friendly city (pg 86).