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.
Looking towards cities and casting my eye across Australia it was surprising, but very encouraging, to hear about Canberra’s quietly building cycling profile via our article on local bike builders, Goodspeed. The dynamic duo behind this busy workshop are helping to contribute to the cycling community in a city that has always been the perfect candidate.
I was also taken by the passion of a couple of Australians in their endeavor to engage with some boys in a small
town in Kenya to join a group of Australians and New Zealanders in the world of professional cycling. Equally heartwarming is the spin-off from the program, which has seen the local kids take up cycling in all its guises. I am a huge advocate for local design and so our article on the development of a bike bell by the Melbourne masters of cycling accessories, Knog, was of particular interest. A bell that wraps around the handle bar seems at once genius but at the same time obvious, I guess that’s what good design is all about.