Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them.
This week we meet NIck Coates of Beamz, possibly the only framebuilder making bikes from coppiced woodland poles. A truly sustainable material, these poles are made into high performance bicycles with a unique natural beauty and feel.
Framebuilder of the week - Richard Hallet
With more than 20 year experience testing and writing about bicycles for the UK's cycling publications, Richard knows what makes a good one. So five years ago he decided to do just that and has been making them ever since. Click the picture to read the interview.
Framebuilder of the week - Beaumont Bicycle
This week we meet Liz Colebrook of Beaumont Bicycle. Liz set up Beaumont Bicycle in 2015 after many years in the industry. She welcomes customers needing or preferring a 'step-through' frame but not exclusively. She also owns TJ Cycles and the exclusive rights to build the iconic 'Flying Gate' frameset.
Bespoked Times 2019
Framebuilder of the Week - Starling Bicycles
Bristol based builder of full suspension, steel mountain bikes.
An ex aerospace stress engineer Joe makes bikes designed to bring a smile from ear to ear. Now that's a fine way to remove any stress!
The Steel Bicycle Project
The Steel Bicycle Project launches at Bespoked this year. A project of the International Bicycle Engineering Research Group, it aims to raise awareness of key scientific and engineering principles that relate to steel bicycle design.
Meet the Maker - Darron Coppin of Sven Cycles
A view into the workshop of Sven Cycles in Weymouth, Dorset.
Cyclist Track Days are back in 2019
Cyclist magazine, in association with ASSOS of Switzerland, is offering you the opportunity to try out a selection of road bikes from top brands on a purpose built track. Ticket price includes unlimited cycling 10am-4pm, a delicious hot lunch and exclusive Cyclist goody bag.
For further information, and to book your place, visit the Cyclist Track Days website here.