*Cancelled because of coronavirus. Bespoked will return in 2021.*
Now in its tenth year, Bespoked has firmly established itself as the premier handmade bicycle show in Europe. The world’s greatest artisan bicycle makers will be in Bristol at Brunel’s Old Station to showcase their work for three days over the weekend of the 16-18 October 2020.
At Bespoked most of the bikes on show will have been commissioned by individuals, and are the result of a partnership between customer and maker. Many bikes on show will be previously unseen – Bespoked is the highlight in the framebuilders’ calendar and they all work hard to bring something special to the show.
As well as classically beautiful bikes built for the road, track, mountains and town, you can expect to see the unexpected: from ground breaking design to alternative visions from people who think outside the box.
There will also be handmade cycling accessories, components, apparel, footwear, art and literature on show. An exciting program of talks will be taking place and London cycle cafe Look Mum No Hands will be serving coffee, cakes, beer and more.
Day entry ticket costs £20, entry to all 3-days of the show with a weekend ticket is £30, or enjoy a special Sunday afternoon offer for just £10.
At a Glance
- 16 Oct 2020 1:00pm
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- Temple Meads, Bristol, UK
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A Brief History
Bespoked is the brainchild of Phil Taylor, Stroud-based frame builder and passionate cyclist. When Phil set out to make his own bike in 2009, he started thinking about why there wasn’t something along the lines of NAHBS (The North American Handmade Bike Show) where UK frame builders could promote their work to the public, as well as swapping ideas and building a community. He realised the need for an event, in the UK, to promote the international art of the handmade bicycle.
Phil and wife Tessa organised the country’s first bespoke bicycle show at the Bristol Paintworks in June 2011, with 40 exhibitors. In April 2014 it took place at the Olympic Velodrome in London, with over 120 exhibitors from as far afield as the USA, Australia and Taiwan. True to its roots, the backbone of the show is still frame builders producing one off custom frames, although Bespoked is now open to all independent makers and designers whose craft is the bicycle. 2015 see's the show returning to Bristol in two remarkable venues, Brunel's Old Station and The Arnolfini Gallery.
The essence of Bespoked is passion! Those exhibiting at the show are passionate about what they make and design - their product does not exist without them. At Bespoked you can meet and talk to the people that have - or will make the bicycle of your dreams.