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

2019 Talks, Films & Events

The talks at Bespoked have become a headline feature and a firmly established favourite of visitors to the show. The 2019 line up promises to be the best yet. A brilliant and diverse line-up of people will be talking over the weekend. Come and hear Chris King and representatives from the Isla Bikes Imagine Bike Project, Shift Cycling and The Bristol Bike project discussing sustainability in the cycling industry. Discover the art of custom shoe fitting. Interested in long distance cycling? Meet 5 experts who will share their experiences. Jet McDonald will be launching his new book ‘Mind is the Ride’. Come and put your questions to our panel of Titanium frame builders and if you want more there will be films, framebuilders Q & A amongst other talks you won’t want to miss.


Entry to all talks included in the ticket price.





14.00   Sustainability in the Cycling Industry

Panel discussion with Chris King, Islabikes/Imagine Bike Project, Shift Cycling Culture  & The Bristol Bike project.



15.00  Custom Fit with Bike Science and Lake Shoes

The custom shoe fit with manufacturer Lake shoes and Bike fit expert Andy Sexton of Bike Science.



16.00  Long Distance Racing/Riding and the Art of Travelling Light

Former round the world record holder Vin Cox chairs a discussion on all things fast and far with Rob Quirk of Quirk Cycles, Katherine Moore from GCN, Nathan Hughes Restrap luggage founder and Paul Errington the man behind Grinduro.



17.00  The Steel Bicycle Project Launch

The International Bicycle Engineering Research Group (IBERG) is a collection of engineers and scientists who promote the technical aspects of bicycle engineering and generate new knowledge in this field. At Bespoked 2019, IBERG will launch the steel bicycle project (TSBP), and in our presentation we will showcase some initial test results from the project and discuss previous research carried out in bicycle engineering.





10.30  Push Industries

Total custom suspension with Push Industries founder Darren Murphy



11.30  ‘Mind is the Ride’ – Cycling to India, Bike Parts and Big Ideas

Q & A with Jet McDonald and Bespoked founder Phil Taylor



12.30  Ti is Fly

Panel discussion with famebuilders working in Titanium



13.30  Campagnolo MY2020 News and 12s Introduction Offer

Campagnolo is happy to introduce and explain the novelties of their MY2020 range. This will include the latest development of their Super Record 12s EPS groupset, the expansion of their Bora WTO range and the introduction of a brand new product which is currently still under embargo. There’s room for a Q & A and all the new products will be visible at their booth as well. Next to the product introduction they’ll briefly explain the 12 speed introduction offer they have running.



14.30  Heritage Brands with Tomorrow’s Technology

Josh Poertner from Silca, Andrew Richman and Gary Spanbok from Chater Lea discuss taking on a heritage brand and taking it into the modern cycling world.



15.30   Film: Return to Mont Ventoux

(Steven Green, Hugo Gladstone)

Upon the lovingly restored Peugeot that he rode the 1987 Tour de France, former professional Adrian Timmis re-rides one of the toughest stages of that year’s race. But as this short film follows the Midlander on a nostalgic trip up Mont Ventoux, he also faces a few less comfortable recollections.



16.30  Film: Steel is Real but Carbon is Quicker

A film by Dominic Wade looking at the grass-roots from which the vibrant and fast-growing British cycling scene has sprung. Running time 1hr 20





11.00  Moskito Watch

Beat Baumgartner from Moskito watch discusses analogue data and Swiss watch making.



12.00  Framebuilders Q&A

Five framebuilders from the show take the floor to answer all your questions on the custom bike.



13.00  Building your own frame

Andrew Denham from The Bicycle Academy and Mark Reilly of Reilly Frameworks on how you could build your own bicycle frame.