Bicycle builders from around the world are gathering in Bristol this weekend for the annual Bespoked UK Handmade bicycle show.
Bespoke bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. This is because each body is different to the next, our legs are all different lengths and so are our torsos, and so a bicycle that fits our body individually is sure to be a better and more comfortable ride.
We spoke to international bicycle builder, Adeline O’Moreau to find out more about why bespoke bicycles are so important.
Phil Taylor, a passionate cyclist and frame builder based in Stroud, got his inspiration for the show from The North American Handmade Bike Show back in 2009.
In 2011, two years after making his own bicycle, he and his wife Tessa organised the country’s first show at Bristol’s Paintworks which was held in June and was made up of 40 exhibitors.
But the show hasn’t always been held in Bristol, in fact, in 2014 it was held at the Olympic Velodrome in London, with over 120 exhibitors from around the globe ranging from the USA, Australia and Taiwan.
Phil described the success of the show as down to the passion the exhibitors have for their bicycles.
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