It’s great to see so many new and interesting shows popping up at the moment, and we’re super happy to be involved in them. 2 weeks ago saw the very first Yorkshire Bike show
Yorkshire is a rich tapestry of cycling success. Its sleepy vales provide a haven for Sunday club runs, tea-stops and cake; its hills have trained the legs of Olympic medallists and its local industries are forged from frame-builders and renowned retailers.
We took part in the event on the Saturday providing a lugged fork building demo with Ricky Feather . It was great to be able to give the crowd a little insight into the processes and workmanship that goes into a hand made bicycle. Ricky did an awesome job and I think that I managed to keep people informed throughout despite a comedy brain burp at the beginning where I proclaimed that track forks don’t have any rake (I’d been driving since 5am so was a little tired!), still made for an amusing back-track on my part, then normal service was resumed.
The show was really well organised, well attended and with some awesome builders in attendance including Ted James, Grim Cycles, and Shed 6 along with Reynolds Tubing and our friend Anthony Oram it was well worth the journey.
Here’s to next year…