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ISSUE 05 SPRING 2019

THE UK H A NDM A DE BICYCLE SHOW


Ride the world’s best road bikes At the Cyclist Track Days you will discover a selection of over two hundred top-end road bikes from brands including Pinarello, Cannondale, 3T and more. Put them through their paces on a purpose built cycling circuit, fuel up with a delicious hot lunch and take away an exclusive Cyclist goody bag worth over £30. ASSOS of Switzerland will be bringing their latest premium summer kit so attendees can try it on for size. Choose from four venues and five dates in 2019: 28th April – Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire 18th & 19th May – Lee Valley VeloPark, London 9th June – Fife Cycle Park, Edinburgh 22nd June – Brownlee Centre, Leeds For a great day of cycling, book now at

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Bespoked Stunning hand crafted bicycles coming to Bristol for the 9th Bespoked Bespoked – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show, Europe’s biggest showcase of handmade bicycles and their makers, will be taking place in Bristol over the weekend of the 3rd – 5th May 2019. Over 100 of the world’s greatest bicycle framebuilders will be at Brunel’s Old Station bringing with them unique handmade bicycles and fine cycling components, apparel and accessories, many unveiled for the first time - promising another incredible display of skill and inventiveness. Bespoked is a celebration of handmade bicycles and the people who make them. It is the place for the public, industry and press to meet the independent makers and designers of the bicycle world. 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 groundbreaking design to alternative visions from people who think outside the box. At Bespoked the majority of the bikes on show will have been commissioned by individuals, and are the result of a partnership between customer and maker. Bespoked 2019 will be an exciting line up of exhibitors old and new, from right across the globe, and promises another incredible display of skill and inventiveness. Returning thoroughbreds include Saffron Frameworks, Australian innovator Prova Cycles plus British favourites Toad Cycles, Ted James, Quirk Cycles, Liz Beaumont, Condor and Enigma.

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Exhibiting for the first time are Don Walker, founder of the North America Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS), Japanese finely-crafted cycles from Maruya and Cyclos Oleka from Spain. Cicli Barco add to a growing Italian line up whilst new UK exhibitors Arbr and Smithy Frameworks demonstrate an exciting diversity in British framebuilding. Meanwhile the Bristol contingent gets stronger. Clandestine and Starling Cycles are truly local exhibitors and Bike Science offers precision bike-fitting on the Whiteladies Road (they’ll also bring along Legend Cycles and Lake Cycling Shoes). Covering other aspects of the bicycle are Grafton Saddler, quick lock rack systems and saddle bags from Frost and Seker and Scottish accessories from Meander Apparel and Findra. As well as the extraordinary bikes and accessories, there is an exciting program of talks and films (see page 5) over the weekend from framebuilders, industry leaders, authors and cycling legends. And cycle café Look Mum No Hands will be on hand to serve up good strong coffee, ale and delicious bites to eat. Head over to bespoked.cc to see who’s exhibiting this year. Tickets are available from bespoked.cc or on the door. Show dates and times: Friday 3rd May - 1pm - 7pm Saturday 4th May - 9.30am - 6pm Sunday 5th May - 10am - 4.00pm Tickets - £20 day (£15 conc) / £30 3 Day Weekend Online Ticket offer - Day Entry £15 (+booking fee)

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Fringe benefits WORDS

Andrew Matthews

BAU to host Bespoked Fringe Business As Usual is the collective home of three independent cycling businesses in Redfield, Bristol. It houses a cafe, workshop, custom paint studio and retail showroom just 10 minutes along the Bristol/Bath bike path from Temple Meads station. The 2100sqft warehouse contains Colourburn Studio, Forever Pedalling and Camber cycling cafe. They will have various special events on over the Bespoked weekend including live screening of every stage of the Tour De Yorkshire. Colourburn Studio - Colourburn Studio is one of the world’s best known custom bicycle paint studios, and their new permanent workshop is located at Business As Usual. They have painted bikes for a large number of custom builders as well as World Tour and Pro Continental teams. A showcase of Colourburn’s work throughout the space over the weekend. COVER PHOTO Mawis Bicycles / Ben Broomfoeld

Albion at BAU - Over the three days of the show BAU will be welcoming Albion, a British cycling clothing brand to their space. Albion make gear and accessories for riding in the changeable weather conditions often experienced in Britain. They’ll have kit available to try on and purchase, alongside an exhibition of the brand’s photography from their riding trips across the UK. On the evening of Saturday the 4th of May Albion will also be curating an evening of short films, telling stories of inspiring adventures in the Great British Outdoors. There will also be organised rides leaving Business As Usual on Saturday and Sunday if you would like to explore the area around Bristol by bike! For more information on these special events please keep an eye on the Business As Usual instagram. Unit 3, Lawrence Hill Industrial Estate, Russell Town Avenue BS5 9LT www.businessasusual.cc

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Racing the Silk Road WORDS

Rob Quirk

Rob Quirk on his toughest bike packing event yet When Nelson Trees decided to set up the ultimate self-supported bikepacking race, the isolated country of Kyrgyzstan seemed the perfect fit. Nelson and I had shared beers at the finish of the 2016 Transcontinental Race and Nelson explained his plan for what he thought to be the toughest bike packing event yet, setting in motion a chain of events that resulted in myself flying to Bishkek in August 2018 with what was to be the basis of the Quirk Cycles Kegety. I’d not heard a great deal of Kyrgyzstan before I sat down with Nelson. He described an otherworldly place – a vast expanse of wilderness with few buildings, barely a paved road, a mountainous country with welcoming locals in small villages hidden among deep valleys. Pleased with the results of my bike design in the TCR, I was excited to test out some new ideas, ones that would push the absolute limits of what a road bike could achieve off-road. I’d convinced my friend and fellow Quirk rider Chris Hall to join me in the adventure. Despite everything we’d researched, it was truly a journey into the unknown. For the race I chose a stable geometry with lengthened chainstays and a slack head angle and clearances offering ample room for the bombproof WTB Nano 40c tyres, the perfect balance of speed and cushioning. It got tested out at Grinduro Scotland the month before as a taster, but I knew SRMR was going to take things to another level. In the end the race didn’t quite go as expected and after some of the hardest days on the bike we had ever done - climbing to 4000m and suffering the dizzying effects of altitude sickness while being pummelled relentlessly by the rough roads - we, like many others, had to scratch. The whole experience left lasting memories and even though we were broken the bike keeps on going. www.quirkcycles.com Hear Rob in conversation on Friday 3rd May at 4pm

Mind is the Ride WORDS JET MCDONALD

Bike Parts, Cycling from Bristol to India and Waking Up to the World Around Us. I have always been a bike geek, fascinated by the gadgetry that goes into constructing the perfect machine, a fascination somehow at odds with the much less definable transcendence that comes from flying down a hill on two wheels. It was only after I’d cycled four thousand miles from Bristol to India that I was able to reconcile these two ways of understanding cycling, by taking apart the bike that I’d ridden there, and then use those parts, and aspects of Western and Eastern philosophy, to understand the bike and the experience. Each chapter in my book Mind is the Ride is based around a single component and as the journey from Bristol to India progresses, more parts are added and more philosophies explored, until, by the end of the book, the journey to India has been completed, a wayward path from Western to Eastern philosophy constructed and a bicycle built from the parts that make it. In writing the book I remade my bike anew and also, I hope, developed an understanding of what makes cycling such a unique experience. In an age when we find it hard to acknowledge, let alone understand, what is going on in the natural world we instead hunch into our phones and laptops. Waking up to the physical immediacy of it, as it whizzes past us on a bike, tells us something not just about cycling, but about our relationship with the environment around us. I hope Mind is the Ride finds a balance between a bike geek’s love of bikes and the joy, terror, serenity and hangry sugar-lows of the ride itself, the extraordinary rollercoaster that puts us back into our bodies and most importantly back on the roads that thread through this planet like veins in a leaf. It contains thirty handdrawn bike parts and an engineering plan showing the bike as it is built. I hope the publication is as aesthetically appealing as Boneshaker, the much-loved cycling magazine I wrote for for many years, and the place where this book first took shape. www.jetmcdonald.com Mind is the Ride is being launched at Bespoked. Come along to a Q & A with Jet and Bespoked founder Phil Taylor at 11.30am, Saturday 4th May and meet Jet at the Boneshaker stand, where you can get a copy of the book and a free Boneshaker print.

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Talks, films and events Bespoked 2019 to host a dazzling variety of speakers and events. The talks at Bespoked have become a headline feature and a firmly established favourite of visitors to the show. The 2019 line up promises to be the best yet. A brilliant and diverse line-up of people will be talking over the weekend. Come and hear Chris King and representatives from the Isla Bikes Imagine Bike Project, Shift Cycling and The Bristol Bike project discussing sustainability in the cycling industry. Discover the art of custom shoe fitting. Interested in long distance cycling? Meet 5 experts who will share their experiences. Jet McDonald will be launching his new book ‘Mind is the Ride’. Come and put your questions to our panel of Titanium frame builders and if you want more there will be films, framebuilders Q & A amongst other talks you won’t want to miss. Entry to all talks included in the ticket price.

Friday 3rd May 14.00

Sustainability in the Cycling Industry Panel discussion with Chris King, Islabikes/Imagine Bike Project, Shift Cycling Culture & The Bristol Bike project.

15.00 Custom Fit with Bike Science and Lake Shoes The custom shoe fit with manufacturer Lake shoes and Bike fit expert Andy Sexton of Bike Science. 16.00

Long distance racing/riding and the art of travelling light Former round the world record holder Vin Cox chairs a discussion on all things fast and far with Rob Quirk of Quirk Cycles, Katherine Moore from GCN, Nathan Hughes Restrap luggage founder and Paul Errington the man behind Grinduro

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The Steel Bicycle Project Launch The International Bicycle Engineering Research Group (IBERG) is a collection of engineers and scientists who promote the technical aspects of bicycle engineering and generate new knowledge in this field. At Bespoked 2019, IBERG will launch the steel bicycle project (TSBP), and in our presentation we will showcase some initial test results from the project and discuss previous research carried out in bicycle engineering.

Saturday 4th May 10.30

Push Industries Total custom suspension with Push Industries founder Darren Murphy

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‘Mind is the Ride’ – Cycling to India, bike parts and big ideas Q & A with Jet McDonald and Bespoked founder Phil Taylor

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Ti is Fly Panel discussion with famebuilders working in Titanium

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Heritage Brands with Tomorrow’s Technology Josh Poertner from Silca, Andrew Richman and Gary Spanbok from Chater-Lea discuss taking on a heritage brand and taking it into the modern cycling world.

15.30 Film: Return to Mont Ventoux (Steven Green, Hugo Gladstone) Upon the lovingly restored Peugeot that he rode the 1987 Tour de France, former professional Adrian Timmis re-rides one of the toughest stages of that year’s race. But as this short film follows the Midlander on a nostalgic trip up Mont Ventoux, he also faces a few less comfortable recollections. 16.30

Film: Steel is Real but Carbon is Quicker A film by Dominic Wade looking at the grass-roots from which the vibrant and fast-growing British cycling scene has sprung.

Sunday 5th May 11.00 Moskito Watch Beat Baumgartner from Moskito watch discusses analogue data and Swiss watch making. 12.00

Frame builders Q&A Five frame builders from the show take the floor to answer all your questions on the custom bike.

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Building your own frame Andrew Denham from The Bicycle Academy and Mark Reilly of Reilly Frameworks on how you could build your own.

Pictured from top, left to right: Russell Stout | Lake Shoes | Chris King | The Bicycle Academy | Moskito Watch | Return to Mont Ventoux | Push Industries

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How to ride around the world WORDS

Linny Gray

Jenny Graham set out from Berlin in June 2018. She cycled unsupported for 18,000 miles around the world, riding for 16 hours and averaging 180 miles a day on her hand-made Shand Stooshie. She travelled east through 14 countries, took four flights, one boat and consumed over 660,000 calories! She arrived back in Berlin 124 days later, beating the existing world record by an astonishing 20 days. Where and when did you get the urge to cycle (unsupported) around the world? I’d been pushing longer and longer miles for a few years. Always carrying kit and going off on bike packing adventures. I just started questioning how far I could actually go?! Around the same time I went on an Adventure Syndicate Training camp and met coach John Hampshire. John saw a spark in my eyes and offered me a free year’s coaching - I couldn’t believe my luck! I really wanted to make the most of this opportunity so started looking at events I could do - that’s when I stumbled across RTW!! How did you train and prepare physically? It was the toughest bit I think! Working, training, planning and being a ‘normal’ person at the same time. I worked closely with John for the cycling side of things and just went in to juggling mode for the others. Tell us a bit about how you planned your route. And how did you find your way? I mostly followed Mark Beaumont’s route. He completed it supported the year before so I just had to make sure it worked as a self-supported route for me. I had the route on my GPS (two of them) and my phone. I used other apps like Komoot to find my way through big cities as I needed more detail. How did you manage the food side of things? I had enough room to carry a day’s worth of food on my bike and me. I spent a lot of time in roadside garages and ate lots of junk as it was the easiest thing to get hold of. Where did you sleep? ANYWHERE - in ditches, under road pipes, woodlands, playparks, benches, bus shelters, public toilets and hotels, motels, campsites. I wasn’t really in a position to be fussy! Tell us about your bike... Shand Cycles created my faithful Stooshie – ‘Little Pig’ - for me. It was amazing, they just measured me up and then produced this great machine that fits me like a glove. I just sat on it and felt ‘wow’ I am really going to get on with this bike. It was like meeting an old friend. How did it feel cycling as a lone female? I get asked this a lot! I think solo travellers have to develop some coping strategies to keep them safe or exit dodgy situations but I don’t think these are specific to females. I have a 20-year old son and I’d give him the same advice. At night time I’d avoid food stops in restaurants so as not to bring attention to myself as a lone traveller. When bivying out I’d look for a secluded spot if possible. I learnt to trust my instinct, so sometimes I wouldn’t tell people I met that I was carrying a spot tracker, or where I was going next.

I just sat on it and felt ‘wow’ I am really going to get on with this bike

Best moment? I had a really special moment coming down the Yukon with the best northern light display I’ve ever seen in the sky whilst riding through a herd of bison (in the dark). Worst? I think constantly getting run off the road in Russia was the worst bit – so scary! What’s next? Still sleeping …. LOTS! In-between naps I’ve taken on role as Co-Director with The Adventure Syndicate which will be a whole new adventure!

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Jenny Graham’s World Record Breaking Bike Frameset

Shand Stooshie (custom frame size, painted Mustard Gold Metallic)

Drivetrain

Shimano Ultergra 11 Speed, (52/34 and 11/34)

Pedals

Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL

Handlebars

Ritchey WCS

Stem

Ritchey WCS

Seatpost

Ritchey WCS

Tri bars

Unknown – adapted to take bottles, GPS and GoPro

Saddle

Selle SMP Pro

Dynamo

SON 28 15mm axle

Tyres

Continental GatorSkin 28mm

Front Light

Sinewave Beacon with integrated USB charger

Rear Light

Exposure Blaze and TraceR

Frame Bags

Apidura Expedition Compact Frame Bag, Expedition Saddle Bag 17l, Top Tube Pack, Backcountry Food Pouch x 2

GPS

Garmin Etrex 20 (plus 2 x Cateye Velo 9 backups)

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A bicycle made for you WORDS Phil Taylor

Bespoked is a show of ideas, a shop window of possibilities! The best of the best in the framebuilding world display their talents through the realisation of their customers dream bicycle at Bespoked. This is the place to help turn your dreams and ideas into reality and find the best person for you to help interpret and realise them. What would your dream bike be and who’s the person to make it happen? Show founder and framebuilder Phil Taylor talks though some of the reasons why your next bike should be one made just for you.

For something a bit different If you’ve ever had an idea of just how you want your bike to look and can’t seem to find it anywhere off the peg then get it made for you. From paint to frame design to components - if you want something out of the ordinary then you’ll more than likely need it made for you. In a roundabout way this is how Bespoked came into being. 12 years ago my daily commute of 15 miles from Brighton to Worthing had a number of possible variations, some taking me off road. I wanted a bike that could be quick on the road if I wanted to head straight home, but I also wanted something that could take me across the beautiful South Downs. This was before gravel bikes existed in the shops, so I learnt to weld and built myself a cx bike with a lower bottom bracket… and hit upon the idea of creating a handmade bicycle show.

Be a part of the design process If you’re considering commissioning a famebuilder, the chances are you’ve got some ideas of the kind of bike you want, what it might look like and what you plan to do on it. Your input in making this happen is crucial. Some designs start with a blank piece of paper, while others are tweaks and personalisations of tried and tested designs. The framebuilder is there to help with this process, so find someone whose work you like, you get along with and feel will understand your commission. You can take an active part in the design process to realise your dream bicycle – you know best how and where you like to ride and through your partnership with the framebuilder this dream bicycle will be made reality. Bespoked is the place to meet and chat with the framebuilders and see their work on display.

Made to measure One of the first stages of commissioning a bicycle is a bike fit, either by the builder or with a specialist fitter. This ensures the bike is made exactly to fit you and your riding style / position. With the contact points (pedals, bars and saddle) all in the right place you can ride longer, faster and happier!

Pictured clockwise from top: Arbr Ltd | Stayer Cycles | Condor | Bike Science | Before Carbon | Portus Cycles | Ted James Design

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Riding something that didn’t exist before your commission and makes you smile While the reasons for commissioning a bike make practical mechanical sense, sometimes there’s more to life than ‘practice mechanical sense’ and being part of the process of having a bicycle made just for you makes you smile and ride as if you’re 10ft tall (if you are 10ft tall you’ll definitely need a custom bike). While still at school, a friend and I used to cycle home from the swimming pool past our local frame builders workshop (Bob Griffin in Cheltenham). The allure of having a bike made especially for me was something that stayed with me ever since then.

A bike with dimensions and tube selection to meet your riding characteristics Less talked about but maybe one of the greatest benefit of having a bike made for you is having the tubing selected for your build and the way you ride. The diameter and wall thickness alter the stiffness and ride characteristics hugely. Paired with the frame design the riding characteristics can be tuned to just how you want it. If you’re a power house who stomps on the pedals you’ll want something made to transfer that power forwards. But while you could measure the same as the power house you might be a lightweight climber (or someone looking for a gentler ride) who would benefit from lighter, thinner (diameter and tube thickness) more forgiving frame. Flex isn’t all bad, a frame made to suit you will have flex in it, and this can help propel you along. Think running up sprung wooden stairs compared to concrete ones.

Knowing the provenance of your bike and supporting local industry As part of the unique and personal connection to your bicycle, to know where and by whom it’s been made can be an important factor. I can only speak for myself, but there’s something special about being able to visit the workshop and see a box of tubes with your name on it knowing that that will soon be your bike. Also knowing that my ‘hard earned’ is going to a person I’ve chosen and like and who’s passion for cycling is realised through their hard work and skill. The chances are that there’s a framebuilder not too far from where you live, and that they will know what it takes to make a great bike for the local landscape. As a framebuilder most of my custom came from locals I’d ridden with or friends had recommend. Also if something needs repairing or updating you’ll know the place to take it.

Pictured clockwise from top: Shand Cycles | Reynolds Tech | Phil Taylor | Spoon Custom | Libertine Bicycles

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Tangwyn Andrews

The Titanium Advantage If, like me, you started your relationship with the bicycle in the days before carbon fibre inhabited the top slot in a range then there was only one material of choice for a flagship ride – Titanium. As a material, it had all the qualities to match the price tag; rare, skill to fabricate, unparalleled ride quality, born from aerospace tech, strong and light weight. But how much of this was true and how much was a marketing trick? There is no doubt that Titanium alloy as a frame building material has a lot of unique features over other choices: half the weight of steel for a tube of the same tensile strength and twice as strong as aluminium plus it doesn’t corrode. But back then a badly built ti bike was light but undoubtedly ‘noodly’. Coming back to the present we still find titanium has survived and especially in the custom scene. There is so much written on the comparisons of material choice for frames and a lot of hard data on the true qualities of ti. Some facts remain; its expensive, it is hard to work, looks beautiful raw and it has a unique ride feel. All of these things fit the brief for many a rider looking for a custom frame. Couple this with interesting developments in 3D printing and work on modern tubing choice to tune the ride feel and its right up there again. One thing is for sure; a meticulous attention to procedure is essential, or risk weld failure. This quality is the one we hope to find, as customers, in our builders. At Bespoked there will be some very talented and experienced builders in titanium, an opportunity to get all the low down on this material as a potential choice for your custom build with the people who know it inside out. Not only that but there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with the builders on the Saturday, a real insight into the material and a chance to bust some myths and hear all about working the wonder stuff straight from the torches mouth.

www.tedjamesdesign.com www.enigmabikes.com www.hilite-bikes.com www.mawis-bikes.com www.reillycycleworks.com www.wittson.com www.reynoldstechnology.biz www.legendbybertoletti.it/en/ www.angelcycleworks.com

Pictured from top, left to right: Enigma Bikes | Enigma Bikes weld detail | Ted James Design | Wittson | Mawis Bikes | Hilite Bikes

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Maruya aims to provide elegant and timeless bicycles. To achieve this goal, Maruya continuously pursues ride quality, finish, and attractive design. These precise frames are made by “NJS� KEIRIN artisans, using advanced technologies developed for KEIRIN. The design is based on a Japanese traditional arts motif and finished by arts and craftspeople. Once you have discovered Japanese handmade bicycles, you will wish to ride and possess one. It will be our pleasure to serve you.

info@maruya-cycle.co.jp

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Saffron Super Bikes WORDS MATTHEW SOWTER

3 stunning bicycles from Saffron Frameworks, winner of Bespoked Best in Show 2018

Gravel Till wanted it to remind him of the colours of autumn in New York. This gravel bike can be run with 650B and 700c wheels. This bike is a project we did with Pangolin.

The S&S We first started talking about this build and the request for discs came up. This is possible but it is a lot of work for the rider to dismantle the caliper from the frame every time it is packing in the travel case. Stainless steel is a great material for S&S bikes it really helps all the potential knocks it may be subjected to while boxing up the bike. We chose to go with Columbus XCR for this one. It is a great material to work with.

All road Bjorn’s classic/modern all road bike. She has clearance for up to 32mm tyres. We used a mix of Spirit, HSS and Zona Columbus tubing. No expense was spared with the the finishing kit. Dura Ace Di2 disc, Enve, Brooks, Pro, Hopewheels.

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Bread by Bicycle WORDS NATHAN OLIVE

Electric Cargo bikes in business The Oven is a wholesale bakery that delivers all of its goods by bicycle. We make sourdough bread and granola and use our bikes to pedal our wares to our wholesale customers in the local area, as well as cycling to Bath Farmers Market each Saturday. We chose to deliver our goods by bicycle as it really complements what we do, and it’s more fun than other methods… it just seemed to make sense for us! For the first couple of years of trading we’d cycle crazy amounts of goods using normal bikes with front racks, trailers, and boxes. We’d use Rob from Rodford bikes to accessorise our bikes through his other business, Really Useful Bikes. Eventually, it all became a bit much... that’s when we asked Rob to build us our first electric cargo bike. We told Rob what we needed, met him for a chat one afternoon, and in three/four months he delivered our first Rodford Cargo Bike… we were so happy with it, a year later we asked him to build us another one! The bikes can carry a lot and are easy to manoeuvre, as well as being great to ride and very hard wearing. This works well for us as we use a lot of country lanes, and they’re easy to maintain to boot. The bikes were a significant investment for our small business, which we bought investing the money we’d made… Whilst we couldn’t be sure exactly how much money they have saved us, they’ve enabled us to make more than we could have previously, and we’ve enjoyed countless sunrise rides through the beautiful valleys around here. It’s also a great talking point at the market with customers and fellow cyclists! www.the-oven.co.uk www.rodfordbuilt.co.uk

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ACADEMY TOOLS LCFF Innovative laser calibrated alignment system to ensure accuracy at every interface, quick and accurate set-up with a large and expandable build range, compatible with every standard of Head Tube, Bottom Bracket (up to 100mm width), and Rear Axle. Plus a range of extras including; HT/BB/RA Adapters, Gas Purge Kit; Pivoting and Rolling Stand; Tandem Kit; and more… Supplied as a self assembly kit, complete with step-by-step illustrated instructions and user manual. All in a small wooden crate, to keep shipping costs down.

PRICES START FROM £850 + SHIPPING +44(0)1373 473 767 shop@thebicycleacademy.org www.thebicycleacademy.org/academytools


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Bespoked Accessories Bags, clothing and more‌ new accessories at Bespoked 2019

Alpine Luddites build custom backpack, rucksack and bike packing gear with a focus on alpine climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and, of course, cycling. www.alpineluddites.com

Frost and Sekers is a cycling accessory brand making products for everyday cycling that are designed to last. They develop products for cyclists who are looking for practical and stylish solutions. Made for cyclists by cyclists. www.frostandsekers.com

Meander Apparel is on a mission to simplify life for commuter cyclists by creating sustainable and versatile clothing designed with equal measures of style and functionality, to let you enjoy life on and off the bike. www.meanderapparel.com

Chater-Lea’s debut product encapsulates their cornerstone philosophy: beautiful and unique design, engineered to last a lifetime. Chater-Lea: Better Than Ever. www.chaterlea.com

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B ESP O K ED

THE UK HANDMADE BICYCLE SHOW

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