Bespoked, the UK’s handmade bike show, has been going since 2011. Since then, it has showcased a huge number of incredible custom bikes and their makers from the UK and beyond. It’s been an awesome thing to see.
But it became increasingly clear to some of us working with bikes outside this top-end world that we needed to show another side to cycling; that there’s a counterpoint to the meticulously made, the artisan, the art-bikes for. And this other side is also awesome.
Welcome to Besmirched, the Bespoked Fringe. DIY, completely free, completely grass roots.r
We’ll be opening with a party on Friday night, including a couple of great Bristol artists: Etao Shin and Anja McCloskey. There’s a Facebook event page for the gig here.