The next edition of the popular Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show will take place in Bristol on 7-9 April 2017, and the full exhibition list, comprising over 100 of the world’s best handmade bicycle makers, has been revealed.
In just a few years the show has grown to be one of the most interesting and fascinating on the UK cycling calendar, providing you have a penchant for beautifully made bespoke road bikes.
Once again, the show will take place at Brunel's Old Station in Bristol, which provides good transport links.
Browsing the 2017 exhibition list, there are some familiar names. Bespoked stalwarts such as Saffron Frameworks, Demon Frameworks, Swallow Bespoke and Ted James Design will be back with some of their latest creations. Feather Cycles, Brian Rourke and Campagnolo will also make a return.
Also notable on the exhibition list is Rob English, a highly regarded frame builder based in Oregon with a reputation for building some of the most striking road bikes ever to grace the pages of road.cc. Also appearing at Bespoked for the first time will be Calfee Designs, with its carbon and bamboo bikes.
Here are the opening times for the 2017 show:
You can watch a short film from the 2016 show here.
Here’s the full list of exhibitors. To be considered for the show, bicycles must be made by a framebuilder. You won’t see any mass-produced bikes here.
You can find out more at www.bespoked.cc
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.