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    Default Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    I was not planning to go to Bespoked this year but, after noting some distinguished Salon members among the exhibitors including Llewellyn Custom Bicycles and Winter Bicycles, I have changed my mind and will definitely make the trip to Bristol at the beginning of April.

    Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    Most of you live thousands of miles from Bristol UK but I wonder if anyone else may be there?
     

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    Debating it. Bit of a trek from Leeds mind you.
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    Default Re: Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    It would be nice if the show toured the UK rather than staying in Bristol.

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    Default Re: Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    That would be good Richard, although I have a daughter at Bath Uni so Bristol works for me this year.
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    Default Re: Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Craddock View Post
    It would be nice if the show toured the UK rather than staying in Bristol.
    Yeah, especially considering the amount of international brands making the journey and showing, would be great for multiple locations. Leeds had the Yorkshire Bicycle Show in 2014 which was of a similar ilk but nothing much since.

    I might arrange something for when we have the World Champs in 2019, someone remind me.
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    Default Re: Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    I'll certainly be making a pilgrimage back to my roots in Yorkshire when the Worlds is on. If there's a bike show taking place I could do that too.
    Bespoked is a great show with enthusiastic visitors but I'm taking a break from exhibiting this year. I'd like to do a little more of this instead, come along:
    _DSC1311_cycling by Filament, on Flickr

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    I'm going this year on the saturday with some mates (only about 30 minutes from where i live) and as luck would have it i'm having my stag do in Bristol the same day.
    Going to see the Selecter play in the evening too - yes!!

     

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    I've missed it the last couple of years - my last visit was when it was at the London Velodrome in 2014 (I think). Will definitely aim to go this time, even though Bristol is a bit of a trek.
     

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    I love visiting the UK and talking distances. Norfolk to Bristol is about 230 miles on the M4. Norfolk VA to Bristol, CT is 468 miles up US-13, and is a reasonable long day trip here.

    I'm excited to come back again.

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    Default Re: Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Broady View Post
    Debating it. Bit of a trek from Leeds mind you.
    Pun intended?

    Why the 'd' why not just Bespoke?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    I love visiting the UK and talking distances. Norfolk to Bristol is about 230 miles on the M4. Norfolk VA to Bristol, CT is 468 miles up US-13, and is a reasonable long day trip here.

    I'm excited to come back again.
    Cheers Eric, its great that you are prepared to make the trip.

    I'll stop whinging about the distance now, and get myself along there... There's nothing we Brits love more than to be reminded how small we are :-)
     

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    Don't worry, every time I see Swedes who make the trip I am reminded about how small I am.

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    It is a long way from down under Brisbane ;-)
    See you all there for a great gig
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    Default Re: Bespoked 2017- The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    We shall be exhibiting but I keep pestering Phil the key organiser to alternate with London (or other major cities) would be my choice. We are limiting our exposure by returning to Bristol every year. So I signed up for Spin in May at Olympia in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_Strada View Post
    We shall be exhibiting but I keep pestering Phil the key organiser to alternate with London (or other major cities) would be my choice. We are limiting our exposure by returning to Bristol every year. So I signed up for Spin in May at Olympia in London.
    My thoughts are, the exposure at any show at any venue is limited
    however the exposure via the www is the value of why one exhibits.
    Press, media interactions and the reportage back home.
    One travels many thousands of Kms not expecting to sell at the show
    however it sells back home.
    Marketing.

    I can imagine it is hard for Phil and his part time staff to do a show in different venues at different locations as these shows do not earn the organisers hundreds of K's worth of gold coin so there is not much fat to allow for extra complications to the running of the gig.
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    Looks like my bike is going to be there so I might make the trip down after all. Have to see if the Mrs fancies a drive...
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    Plan to finish at the shop in Birmingham at 7pm on Saturday and ride down the Welsh border to Bristol in time for a quick snooze before taking in the sights on Sunday... then back for work on Monday. Wouldn't miss it after the fun I had last year.

    ... and if there wasn't enough to see already, there's also Besmirched
     

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    I never have enough time to do the tourisiting I want, but I need to make my way to Birmingham one of these trips.

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