Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show -  A Celebration of Handmade Bicycles & Those Who Make Them


2021 Talks, Rides and Party

Saturday 16th October


12:30   Long Distance Cycling with Rob Quirk and Sébastien Klein


Rob Quirk of quirk cycles in Conversation with Sébastien Klein of Brevet Cycles on long distance cycling and the bicycles made for it. Rob Quirk is a frame builder and ultra-cyclist based in London, designing building and riding bikes for some of the world’s most gruelling un-supported off-road races. Sebastian Klein is a frame builder based in France who builds elegantly understated randonneur bikes for long distance road cycling. Joining them in conversation is ultra-cyclist and Bespoked enthusiast John Woodroof of two-tone Amsterdam who works behind the scenes to promote some of the most well-known brands in the cycling industry. John has a wealth of experience riding across a number of disciplines and an enviable stable of hand-made bikes from some of the most interesting builders around the world.


14:00 In conversation with the legend that is Ted James


Ted James, aka Superted has been for some time known for his BMX, trick fixie and mountain bike builds. Ted is less known for his super considered, process led design, and technical mastery of manual machining. Over the years Ted has employed a number of methods of building in steel and titanium, to frames designed for almost every discipline cycling has to offer. Most recently he’s teamed up with some of the most well-known riders in the BMX world on designing full suspension bicycle motocross bikes, but today he’ll be speaking about his latest personal mountain bike and the design development that has lead him to it, form one of his earliest and most renowned bikes, the 29gnar.


15:30   The Craft of Bike Bags


With more people riding gravel and adventure bikes, as well as people using bikes as their primary mode of transport, the demands on bike specific bagmakers have never been greater. We have a panel of leading bike bag makers discussing the craft and the increasing shift towards utility and durability of bags designed around the way people ride, the integration of bags into bicycle design and everything in between.


From 18:00 Bespoked After Party At Cold Bath Brewery


Come and enjoy a locally brewed beer, some tasty tacos and carry on the bike chat after the show, upstairs in the Tap Room at the Cold Bath Brewery.

(Turn left out of Hall M and follow the road round the Convention Centre. Cold Bath brewery is 300 meters across the road on the right) Cold Bath Brewing Co - 46 Kings Road - Harrogate - HG1 5JW


SRAM Ride Out - Saturday and Sunday

If your in the area and fancy a ride out with Stu Bowers and the SRAM team to see and chat about their latest gear then make sure you book yourself onto one of their no-drop rides. Saturday morning will be a gravel ride and Sunday a road ride both starting from the Prologue store in Harrogate. Places are limited so to ensure your place book here -


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