Published on 15/03/2018
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.
TALKS LINE UP
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.