Over 100 of the world’s best handmade bicycle makers and bicycle goods designers will be at this April’s Bespoked show in Bristol, with many new products being unveiled for the first time.
Now in its eighth year, Bespoked is primarily a show where custom bike builders can showcase their talents. The 2018 Bespoked will see the return of established framebuilders including Feather Cycles, Saffron Frameworks, Hartley, Field, Demon Frameworks, Fifty One Bikes (below), Enigma and Condor.
Erik Noren (Peacock Groove), Robin Mather, Ted James, Calfee and Mawis will be there too.
The show will also see first time appearances from Stinner Frameworks of the USA (above), Angel from Spain and Australia’s Prova Cycles (below).
Covering other aspects of the bike, big names like Chris King and Brooks will showcase their ranges, as will Quoc Pham shoes and, for the first time, paint specialist Colourburn studio.
Over 6,000 visitors attended last year’s event.
There’s a full list of exhibitors down below.
This year’s Bespoked will again be held at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol. It’s right next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.
Dates and opening
Friday 20th April 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 21st April 9.30am - 6pm
Sunday 22nd April 10am - 4.30pm
Early bird day tickets are available at £15 (on the door price £20 / £15 concessions).
Bespoked 2018 exhibitors
Allied Cycle Works
Angel Cycle Works
Back of Beyond Cycling
Bear Frame Supplies
Fifty One Bikes
Hallett Handbuilt Cycles
Invicta Custom by Downland Cycles
Just Riding Along
Merivale Cycle Works
Mike Anderson Design (MAD)
Robot Bike Co.
Ryan Builds Wheels
Ted James Design
The Bicycle Academy
Toad Custom Cycles
University of Iowa
Weld One (Ogre Bicycle)
Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau
Mat has in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.