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3rd UK Handmade Bicycle Show coming to Bristol in April

The third UK Handmade Bicycle Show – Bespoked Bristol – will see over 80 exhibitors including those from the UK’s cycling heritage as well as the equivalents from overseas, as well as a new generation of bespoke frame builders.

Exhibition space is sold out for Bespoked, which runs Friday April 12th to 14th at Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol Temple Meads. According to the organiser, the rising interest in cycling in the UK has led to a resurgent custom-made bicycle industry.

This year’s show celebrates the 100-year anniversary of stainless steel, with a display of stainless steel bicycles taking up the reception area.

Following the success of the first year’s show, it moved to a larger venue last year – the iconic original railway terminal built by Brunel at Bristol Temple Meads. Over 4,000 visitors came to the 2012 show to see its 70 exhibitors.

Organiser Phil Taylor is a bicycle maker himself, with Libertine Bicycles, operating out of a small workshop in the Slad Valley, Gloucestershire. He explained: "I’d become interested in building a bicycle for myself, using the traditional techniques and materials of the classic British early 20th Century bikes. But I could find neither the information nor even the existing builders, as the culture was for small builders to work away quietly and modestly in their own areas.

"For the 2013 show we think that ‘actions speak louder than words, so we are going to build a bike from scratch, which will be made to fit one very lucky person. From the initial consultation and bike fit through tube selection, frame design, lug prep and carving, brazing, making forks and stems, checking alignment, choice of components and wheel building, some of the finest framebuilders and bike fitters in the world will be combining skills in this event."

Full exhibitor list:

13th Floor Distribution

14 Bike Co

18 Bikes Ltd


Bike Science


Brian Rourke

Brick Lane Bikes

Brooks England

BTR Fabrications

Campagnolo – Chicken Kit


Chicken Cycle Kit


COFA Engineering



Condor Cycles



Demon Frameworks

DMO Frameworks

Donhou Bicycles

Downland Cycles Ltd

Dynamo Works

Enigma Titanium

Era Cycles

Faggin Bikes

Feather Cycles

Field Cycles

Firefly – Velo Cafe Magasin

Flat Frame Systems Ltd


Geek House

Guru – Cyclefit


Hobo Cycles

(iL) Soigneur

Independant Fabrications

– Mosquito + Velo Cafe Magasin


Just Riding Along


Libertine Bicycles


Loop Wheels

Made in England

Manchester Custom Cycles

Mawis Bikes

Merényi Bicycles

Middleburn Cycle Components



Moulton Bicycle Company

Nagasawa – Tokyo Fixed

Oak Cycles


Oyster Bikes

Parlee – Velo Cafe Magasin

Passoni – Cyclefit

Paul Component Engineering

Paul Hewitt Cycles Ltd

Paulus Quiros


Pegoretti – Mosquito

Peter’s Bikes

Racer Rosa Bicycles

Renwick Bicycles

Reynolds Technology

Roberts Cycles

Rock n Road Cycles

Royce UK Ltd

Rusby Cycles

Saffron Frameworks

Sapim – Chicken Cycle Kit

Serotta – Cyclefit

Seven Cycles – Cyclefit


Shand Cycles

Shutt Velo Rapide

Slate Cycles

Strada Wheels Ltd

Sven Cycles


Sword Cycles


Teague Bicycles

Ted James Design

The Bicycle Academy

The Footdown

Titchmarsh Cycles

Tokyo Fixed

Tonic Fabrication – Tokyo Fixed

Trykit Conversions Ltd

Velo Cafe Magasin

Villiers Velo


Winter Bicycles


Zamboo Bikes

Zullo – Mosquito

(Photos by Kayti Peschke and Robert Wade)

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