Its no secret that I love bicycles but long past are the days when I'd buy magazines to drool over the latest, lightest and fastest bikes on the market. These days I'm more sedate, I'm less interested in speed and more interested in style. I like to read about people who ride bicycles, real people, not elite athletes.
Surely there is no magazine that caters to my tastes.
Well there is, and its called Treadlie, which describes itself as :
A magazine is for bike lovers, would be bike lovers and those that appreciate great bike design – a magazine devoted to culture, fashion and design.
Featuring people and their bikes, bike businesses, cycling cities, bike travel and a toolkit section profiling the latest in bike accessories, art and design.
I actually pulled that description from the Treadlie homepage after I wrote the first two paragraphs, and while my writing was much more wordy, what I want from a magazine and what Treadlie provides is an uncanny match.
Treadlie is one of those rare magazines that I read from cover to cover rather that flipping backwards and forwards cherry picking the most interesting looking articles. All articles in Treadlie are of equally high quality as is the photography so that reading from cover to cover makes perfect sense ensures you don't miss a single word or amazing photograph.
While Treadlie is published in Melbourne it is certainly not Australia centric. New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, cities from around the world get equal coverage in Treadlie.
I'm sure if you're a regular reader of Tokyo By Bike you'll thoroughly enjoy Treadlie and I encourage you to subscribe.