Bespoked 2014
The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

11th – 13th April 2014, Lee Valley Velopark, London.

Bespoked is Europe’s leading Handmade Bicycle Show, celebrating the craft of beautiful bicycles. The exhibitor list for this April’s show reveals it will bring together many of the greatest artisan bicycle builders in the world, in an exceptional new venue at the Lee Valley VeloPark – home of the track cycling, BMX and Paralympic track cycling during the London 2012 Olympic games.


Exhibitors will include many from the heritage of UK framebuilding – esteemed names such as Brian Rourke, Condor, Roberts, Mercian, Longstaff, Swallow and Woodrup‘s – alongside an array of amazing young talent building upon this tradition – Feather, Donhou, Field, Saffron and Oak, to name just a few.

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“Hands Off My Bike!” Design Challenge – £50,000 Prize

Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, is currently running the Hands Off My Bike! challenge prize, which calls on people from all over the UK to come up with breakthrough innovations to make it more difficult to steal bikes and have the potential to increase numbers of people cycling in the UK.

The winning innovation will be the one that requires the longest time to steal the bike. The innovation will also be judged on the impact on the environment, cost and potential for commercialisation and/or implementation at scale.

There’s a £50,000 prize for the winning entry and it’s open to any individual or organisation. Closing date for entries: 18th January 2013.

Join the challenge and get further details here.