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Gallery: Best of Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show 2017

James Spender
11 Apr 2017

We look at the highlights from Bespoked 2017, the UK Handmade Bicycle Show

Bespoked - the UK Handmade Bicycle Show - returned for another year in its native Bristol, and one thing's for sure, the quality and depth of the independent framebuilding industry just gets better and better

This year saw the return of Ricky Feather (from Yorkshire) and Rob English (raised in the UK, now in Oregon), two high-profile builders absent from the show in recent years, but who had clearly been busy in the intervening periods.

They joned a plethora of new builders such as Donard (Ireland) and Mawis (Germany) and old hands such as Swallow (Shropshire) and Legend (Italy).

The standard was exceptionally high, and if there was a theme this year it was builders leaning towards the practical, whether that was wider tyre clearances, integral mudguards and racks, frame pumps or even complete onbaord tool boxes.

We were honoured to be asked to judge the competition, so along with a host of superb looking builds in the gallery, click through the gallery to find Cyclist's top three road bike picks.

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