Online tickets for Bespoked Bristol, the UK's new handbuilt bike show have gone on sale with a 2 for 1 offer if you buy before May 31st. The show takes place on the weekend of June 11 and 12 and tickets will also be available on the door. Online tickets cost £6 (£5 + £1 admin fee), tickets on the door will be £5, but tickets purchased in advance will get priority entry. You can buy tickets via the Bespoked Bristol website www.bespokedbristol.co.uk.
Bespoked Bristol promises to be a superb show with some of the best new and established frame builder from the UK and around the world showing off what they have to offer, (see the full exhibitor list below) and check out our gallery of pics of some of the bikes and other cool stuff you can expect to see.
‘The cutting edge of framebuilding is to be displayed under one roof for the very first time in the UK– established names will be showing alongside the leading new generation of framebuilders. There will be something for everyone - road, track and mountain. The exhibitors can create whatever your heart desires - be it a bike to take you around the world, a pure speed machine or a bike that will do it all. And to help you choose, a panel of judges will be awarding their favourite exhibitors ‘Best of Show’, ‘Best Road’, ‘Best Offroad’, ‘Best Track’ and ‘Best Urban,’’ says Phil Taylor, the man behind Bespoked Bristol.
As well as a wide variety of frames, bikes and kit to look at you'll also get the chance to do a bit of frame building of your own in a competition run by Downland Cycles. Competitors will have to mitre a piece of tubing in 3 minutes using hacksaw and files. The best mitre at end of the weekend wins a place on one of Downland's frame building courses… hey, you could even be back exhibiting yourself in a few year's time.
The show itself demonstrates the remarkable resurgence in interest in handmade bikes that has taken place in the UK over the last few years and it has already spawned another useful spin-off for anyone thinking of having a bike made for themselves with the launch of the Handmade Bicycle Directory and Buyers Guide. The UK edition of this guide will be included in the show catalogue and the full version can be seen online at www.thmbd.com (please note - new frame builders are being added daily and certain areas of the website are still under construction.)
BESPOKED BRISTOL – EXHIBITOR LINE UP
Axel Imports,– Guru Cycles and Industry 9 components
The Bicycle Academy
The Foot Down
Just Riding Along
Lee Cooper Custom Frames - John West Custom Paint - Alex Hatfield Concepts
Paulus Quiros Design
Really Useful Bikes
Rock n Road- Waterford Precision Cycles, Gunnar Cycles
Shutt Velo Rapide
Synergy action – Delta 7, PowerCordz Cables
Ted James Designs
Tokyo Fixed - Tonic, Nagasawa
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.