The UK Handmade Bicycle Show 2017, Bristol

If my tentative plan to cycle from the top to the bottom of Japan in the summer of 2018 ever comes to fruition, it would be nice to do it on a new touring bike (sorry Reggie…). It would be equally nice to pay a return visit to the Handmade Bicycle Show in Bristol in 2018 to seek one out. In the meantime this arrived over the weekend from the organisers…


Here are the ‘highlights’ of the 2017 show:

“Bespoked 2017 will be a wonderful mix of old favourites and new faces.

Stalwarts Saffron Frameworks, Demon Frameworks, Swallow Bespoke and Ted James Design are back for another year, bringing with them their latest builds. 

Feather Cycles, Brian Rourke and Campagnolo will be making a welcome return to the show after a short hiatus.

Sven Cycles will be unveiling their new off the peg range at Bespoked.

From the US we welcome Rob English of English Cycles and Calfee Design’s carbon and bamboo bikes for the first time.

Llewellyn Custom Bicycles will be flying over from Australia for another Bespoked and this year we also welcome Kumo Cycles from Australia for the first time.”

Here’s my account of visiting the show back in 2013. And here’s a video of the 2016 event:

See you there, perhaps, in April 2018.

P.S. I’m in Bristol on June 1st 2017 to speak at Roll for the Soul about the Tarifa to Nordkapp cycle. More details, when available, on the ‘speaking’ page of

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