Bespoked, the UK’s top showcase for handmade bicycles and cycling accessories, returns to its spiritual home of Bristol this April after last year’s excursion to London’s Lee Valley VeloPark.
The event runs from 17-19 April and takes place across two venues – Brunel’s Old Station will play host to framebuilders, some new, some returning, while the Arnolfini arts centre on the waterfront will host two new events.
Those are the Bespoked Handmade Cycling Goods and Design Show, and the Bespoked Constructors’ Challenge.
The former provides a platform for designers and makers of what organisers describe as “cycling’s most beautiful and desirable accessories, design and apparel.”
The venue will also have a retrospective exhibition of pictures by photographer Camille McMillan.
Meanwhile, the Bespoked Constructors’ Challenge “aims to broaden and diversify the appeal of bespoke bicycles,” say organisers.
They add that “five teams of builders, designers and end users have been chosen to exhibit a custom-built bicycle created for a specific and real task.
“The event will demonstrate the diversity of possible uses for this simple and adaptable machine - and that they form a viable alternative to the car for everyday work and daily life.”
Bespoked 2015 takes place from 17-19 April 2015, and tickets can be booked here.
Here’s a list in alphabetical order of all the exhibitors at this year’s show, in alphabetical order:
14 Bike Co
Advanced Velo Design - Windcheetah
Alchemy Bicycle Company (Mosquito)
Baum (Prestige Cycles)
Chicken Cycle Kit
Cloud 9 Cycles
Downland Cycles Ltd
Hallett Handbuilt Cycles
Hevans Custom Cycles
Independent Fabrication - Mosquito
Jaegher Airlight Steel Race Cycles
Just Riding Along
Malcolm Custom Bicycles
Middleburn Cycle Components Ltd
Mosaic (Prestige Cycles)
Mustard (Prestige Cycles)
Olsen Belt-Drive Bicycles
Robin Mather Cycles
Shed 6 Cycles
Shutt Velo Rapide
Tatts and Beards Workshop
Ted James Design
The Bicycle Academy
Toad Custom Cycles
Wittson Custom Ti Cycles
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.