We recently revealed that Bespoked, the UK’s only handmade show, is moving from its old home in Bristol to the new Lee Valley Velopark in London next year, and now the organisers have revealed the lineup for the show, which takes place on 11-14th April 2014.
With the move to the venue of the London 2012 Olympics where Team GB’s track stars bagged a huge haul of medals, the organisers will be able to showcase even more of the most desirable, exotic and inspiring handmade bicycles from builders around the world. The organisers tell us they have over 90 framebuilders lined up, and it’s not all frames and bikes, there will be makers of fine cycling products and accessories at the show too.
So if you pop along you can expect to see names such as Brian Rourke, Condor, Roberts, Mercian, Longstaff, Swallow and Woodrup, along with some of the younger framebuilders to emerge in recent years, like Feather, Donhou, James, Field, Saffron, Mather and Oak.
As well as celebrating the best in UK framebuilding, there will be an international feel with a clutch of names from Portland Oregon, itself a hotbed of cycling, with Ahearne Cycles, Igleheart, Winter and Strawberry Bicycles being on display. Representing Italy, the undoubted spiritual home of cycling, will be the likes of Tommasini, Legend, Daccordi, Faggin, De Rosa, and Pegoretti. Plus there’ll be exhibitors from as far afield as Hungary, Taiwan and South Africa.
On Friday Bespoked launched a new weekly feature introducing you to some of the exhibitors and showcasing their work, framebuilder of the week, it’s worth a look, this week it’s Andy Newlands from Strawberry Bicycles and Rollo Lunn from Grim Cycles.
While the show has undoubtedly had a steel flavour in recent years, the organisers tell us that there’ll be more carbon framebuilders on show, including the likes of Legend, Cyfac, Craddock, De Rosa, Tsubasa, Festka and Condor, to name a few. SOmething for everyone then.
You can read our highlights from Bespoked 2013 here and a chat with Tom Donhou about his 100mph bike, pictured above. Want more? How about our chat with Dániel Merényi on what it’s like to have Dario Pegoretti as a boss? Lastly, here’s the roundup of 2013’s award winners.
Here’s the full 2014 exhibitor list:
14 Bike Co
Advanced Velo Design - Windcheetah
Alchemy Bicycle Company (Mosquito)
Baum (Prestige Cycles)
Brick Lane Bikes
Carradice of Nelson Ltd.
Cherubim (Kinoko Cycles)
Cloud 9 Cycles
Downland Cycles Ltd
Enigma Titanium Ltd
Flat Frame Systems
Freshtripe & Hobo Bicycles
Independent Fabrication (Kinoko Cycles)
Igleheart Custom Frames & Forks
Inspired Cycle Engineering
Just Riding Along
Kirchner Custom Castings
Loopwheels (Jelly Products Ltd)
Malcolm Custom Bicycles
Mercian Cycles Ltd
Middleburn Cycle Components Ltd
Milk bikes limited
Mosaic (Prestige Cycles)
Mustard (Prestige Cycles)
Nagasawa (Kinoko Cycles)
Poetry In Motion Cycles
Robin Mather Cycles
Schwalbe Tyres UK Ltd.
Shutt Velo Rapide
Tatts and Beards Workshop
Ted James Design
The Bicycle Academy
Toad Custom Cycles
Tonic Fabrication (Kinoko Cycles)
Union of Pedallers
Wittson Custom Ti Cycles
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.