Around 100 of the world’s finest artisan bicycle framebuilders and bicycle goods designers are to appear at Bespoked – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show – over the weekend of April 15th to 17th in Bristol.
If you haven’t been before, it’s a popular show very much lacking ‘me too’ product. Take a look at our previous galleries for an idea of what to expect.
As usual, the show will feature unique handmade bicycles and fine cycling components, apparel and accessories, many unveiled for the first time. Framebuilders come from as far afield as Australia to show their latest creations, showing off lightweight titanium road bikes alongside robust adventure bikes and cargo bikes, among others. Most of the bikes on show will have been commissioned and are the result of partnerships between customer and maker, displaying the different frame building styles and materials available.
For 2016, new builders like Hartley Cycles and Rowan Frameworks will exhibit alongside established names like Swallow Bespoke, Shand Cycles, Robin Mather Cycles and Ted James Design. Highlights of the sixth Bespoked will include:
- Sven Cycles bringing and talking about the sustainable Forager Bike built for Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall’s River Cottage (it includes a BBQ on it)
- Shand Cycles regaling tales from their Transcontinental Race experience
- The return of Demon Frameworks featuring intricate handmade lugs
- The award winning Saffron Frameworks unveiling new creations
- Keim’s sculptural wooden bikes from France
- From Australia: Baum Cycles’ titanium bicycles and Bastion Cycles’ unique combination of titanium and carbon fibre
- Framebuilding schools The Bicycle Academy, Downland Cycles and Bicycles By Design will be there
- The godfathers of bicycle tubing, Columbus and Reynolds, will be on hand to talk metal
- Tom Donhou’s Rapha + Liberty collaboration bikes will be on show
See the full list of 2016 exhibitors on WWW.BESPOKED.CC