Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them

2018 Talks



The talks at Bespoked have become a firmly established favourite of visitors to the show and this year’s line up promises not to disappoint. A brilliant and diverse line-up of people will be talking over the weekend. Come and join our panel to discuss how we can use framebuilding to address gender inequality within society. Meet the man who made Grayson Perry’s “Princess Freedom” bicycle and hear all about this unique project. Put your questions to our panels of mountain bike experts, custom carbon makers and industry leaders in the handmade bicycle world. Ride the divide with the Adventure Syndicate and go deep custom with Peacock Groove Bicycles. Discover the latest developments in mountain biking and bike fitting.

Entry to all talks included in the ticket price.



Friday 20th April


15.00 - Women’s Framebuilder Initiative

Come and join our panel to discuss how we can use framebuilding to address gender inequality within society


16.00 - When Framebuilding Becomes Art

   The Making of  Grayson Perry’s Princess Freedom Bicycle by Petor Georgallou of Dear Susan.




Saturday 21st April


10.30 - Designed for Adventure

   From design to adventure, framebuilder Darron Coppin of Sven

   Cycles and rider Oscar Jenkinson’s talk about his recent trip  around Thailand.


11.30 - Steel is Real

   A panel of the top makers and designers discuss the current progression in hard core mountain bike   frames.


12.30 -  Ride the Divide Film and Q&A

   Last year, Rickie Cotter and Lee Craigie rode the Tour Divide, a  2,745 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to  Mexico. They filmed the whole, eventful journey and this film will be  shown followed by a Q&A with both athletes.



14.30 - Custom Carbon

   A panel Q & A with the world’s best custom carbon makers.


15.30 - Peacock Groove

   Deep Custom with Erik Noren of Peacock Groove Bicycles



Sunday 22nd April


11.00 -  It Begins With the Fit

   Andy Sexton of Bike Science will demonstrate the importance of a  good bike fit.


12.00 - Chris King (tbc)


13.00 - Framebuilder Q & A

   Put your questions to a panel of industry leaders from the framebuilding world.