Bespoked 2018: The Handmade Bicycle Show

Bespoke features regularly on – see these posts from the past – and it is now in its 8th year. As in most of the previous years, the event takes place in Bristol, just next to the main railway station, this year from April 20th to April 22nd. Full details of what can be seen and heard are on the website but here is a list of the talks:

no date logorgbFriday 20th April
15.00 – Women’s Frame Builder Initiative 
Come and join our panel to discuss how we can use frame building to address gender inequality within society.
16.00 – When Framebuilding Becomes Art
The Making of  Grayson Perry’s Princess Freedom Bicycle by Petor Georgallou of Dear Susan.

Saturday 21st April
10.30 – Designed for Adventure
From design to adventure, frame builder Darron Coppin of Sven
Cycles and rider Oscar Jenkinson’s talk about his recent trip  around Thailand.
11.30 – Steel is Real
A panel of the top makers and designers discuss the current progression in hard core mountain bike frames.
12.30 –  Ride the Divide Film and Q&A
Last year, Rickie Cotter and Lee Craigie rode the Tour Divide, a  2,745 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to  Mexico. They filmed the whole, eventful journey and this film will be  shown followed by a Q&A with both athletes.
14.30 – Custom Carbon
A panel Q & A with the world’s best custom carbon makers.
15.30 – Peacock Groove
Deep Custom with Erik Noren of Peacock Groove Bicycles

Sunday 22nd April
11.00 –  It Begins With the Fit
Andy Sexton of Bike Science will demonstrate the importance of a  good bike fit.
12.00 – Chris King (tbc)
13.00 – Frame Builder Q & A
Put your questions to a panel of industry leaders from the frame building world.

Show Times…
Friday 20th April – Press Preview 11am – 2pm | Public from 2pm – 7pm
Saturday 21st April – 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday 22nd April – 10am – 4.30pm

…& Tickets
Early bird tickets are available priced at £15 for day entry (on the door price £20 / £15 conc) Weekend tickets £30

It’s worth the trip out west 🙂 Here’s last year’s video:



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