This weekend, on the Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June, the British answer to the North American Handmade Bike Show will take place in Bristol. Bespoked Bristol will showcase the talents of independent makers and designers of bicycles, small-scale makers of premium products, components, clothing and bicycle accessories.
As well as being packed with beautifully finished fixies, tourers and road exotica, there will be mountain bikes on show from the likes of Burls and Hammoon. It’s probably not the right place to be if you’re looking for your next freeride bike but if attention to detail and craftsmanship make you warm and fuzzy you’ll be right at home.
Here’s what the organisers have to say:
“In three days the greatest bicycle makers in this country will all be heading to Bristol’s Bespoked Bristol – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show – to meet and show their wares to an eagerly awaiting public. Fire and metal, coupled with the exquisite skills of the artisans, come together to form the most beautiful and desirable bicycles on the planet!
This inaugural show is the event for bicycle makers and customers to come together, to discuss and share ideas. Buying a custom bicycle means embarking on a partnership that will hopefully last a lifetime. Where partners must be chosen wisely – a fellowship between customer and builder. Everyone’s riding philosophy is different and to have a bicycle made that reflects your style, involves meeting those who can understand your needs.
Bespoked Bristol is not a trade fair where you are shown products, this is a place to view craftsmanship, discuss possibilities and buy dreams!
Bespoked Bristol is the UK’s first handmade bicycle show, celebrating the craft of beautiful bicycles.”
Posted on: June 8, 2011