If you’ve been following our social media you may have seen some posts with the #hackbikederby hashtag and wondered what it’s all about. Well wonder no more as all was revealed at the Bespoked handbuilt bike show in Bristol and is probably best explained by watching the short film by Alex Rankin above.
Our very own Matt Stitt was representing with his own klunker creation built to Hack Bike Derby rules. The crazy idea for the project came from Andrew Denholm of the Bicycle Academy and 17 UK frame builders took part over the very cold and wet weekend in February. It was also sponsored by Bell Helmets, Bontrager and Break Fluid Coffee.
Once again we headed south to Bristol for the 6th incarnation of Bespoked, the UK’s hand-built bike show. We love the show as it’s more than just bikes, but more a get-together of like-minded people with little distinction between visitors and exhibitors – just people into bikes in all their different guises.
The show this year was as excellent as ever with a different mix of exhibitors and we were delighted to pick up awards for Best Gravel Bike (supported by Grix CX) and Best Touring Bike (supported by the CTC). We were also awarded at the end of the show (jointly with Sven and Dear Susan), the Public Vote (supported by Columbus) that was particularly special as all the bikes on show were basically what we make each and every day here in Livingston.
A big thanks to everyone who voted for us and if you haven’t been before, do make a note in the diary for April 2017 as it’s great weekend for any lover of two wheels.
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If you can’t make it to the workshop to view our bikes, then why not visit us at one of the shows we’re attending this year. Dates and venues are listed below.
Do contact us beforehand to say you’ll come by the stand. It’s always good to have the heads-up so we can make time to chat incase things get busy!
The London Bike Show (Stand LB901)
Date: 11-14 February 2016
Venue: Excel London
Bespoked – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show (Stand number TBC)
Date: 15-17 April 2016
Venue: Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol
Spin Manchester (Stand number TBC)
Date: 6-8 May 2016
Venue: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
The Cycle Show (Stand number TBC)
Date: 22-25 September
Venue: NEC Birmingham
Cycle Revolution Exhibition
Date: 18 November 2015 – 30 June 2016
Venue: London Design Museum
(Please note we will not be at the Design Museum exhibition in person, instead have a Stoater bike on display in the UK framebuilder area alongside a short film about Shand.)
We’re pleased to be back at the London Bike Show again this year and you can find us on stand number LB901.
We also have some complimentary tickets, so if you’d like to visit us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details before midday on Thursday 28 January:
First come, first served!