Bespoked 2017

Bespoked is a wonderland of the world’s finest hand-built treasures, from one-offs like Dear Susan‘s beachcomber bike, or this specially adapted bike for children with dwarfism, built by Curtis Bikes to world-class adventure machines like this from Talbot Frameworks, complete …

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Danny’s Day Out

That MacAskill chap’s had a grand day out in the glorious greenery around Edinburgh. NB – cycling along railway lines is NOT recommended in the Highway Code. Or on giant hay bales for that matter. Or over houses. Now go …

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We could be heroes

“Barry!” people keep shouting as I ride past. But I’m not Barry. Barry is the bike. A sleek, vintage machine named after the great Barry Hoban, who once held the record for the most stage wins in the Tour de France by a British …

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The strange and beautiful at Bespoked

This weekend Boneshaker had a blast at Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle show. It was a brilliant showcase of the range and quality of contemporary bicycle building. Our little stand was wedged in between Quoc Pham shoes, Brooks England’s bags and Vulpine’s …

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Swaton Road

It was fall. I had just moved from Warsaw back to London, completing the cycle of getting sick of those cities and then missing them again. Loving them and hating them. Leaving, only to come back. Again and again. I had …

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Feathers

Last night I had a dream that I was riding through the night sky on a bicycle, covered in feathers, a thousand different coloured quills. Ever since Elliot pedalled ET across the moon on his BMX, I’ve wanted to be up …

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Pedal South

“Stepping off the plane in Deadhorse, AK, at the top of the world, we could see absolutely nothing but fog in all directions. It was just surreal, like being lost in a dream. The first week of the trip we …

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