Yorkshire Bicycle Show 20 – 22 September

Beryl_Burton We are going to Yorkshire!
I was really pleased to have been asked by Sophie, Edward and Nathan at Restrap, to get together some content for the two days.
After a long, stinky but very fun Summer in London putting together this programme has been cycling soul food for Bike V Design.
Here are two jam packed days of talks and films celebrating the best of the best, the heart and soul of riding in this great county.
Have fun, we will!
FRIDAY Press and Trade View – 3pm – 6pm
Come and see all the great exhibitors, talk bike stuff, schmooze and all that.
Then to get us all inspired, go Cutters!
6-8PM Drinks & close
(Bad dancing, over sharing. What happens in Yorkshire stays in Yorkshire – standard!)
Fitting, geometry, maintenance, materials, techniques, craftsmanship, artisans, designers: bike design at its very best.
Whether you are buying a new bike, commissioning a bespoke build or just want to get the most out of your riding the bike needs to fit. Sam Streeton of York Cycle Works talks you through getting the best fit, offering tips on what the latest in design technology can bring to your ride.
A series of film shorts showcasing some of the best bike shops around and bike maintenance tutorials
2PM – Ted James and Keith Noronha (Reynolds)

ted's bikeTed and Keith talk Steel. The benefits and properties and why steel is real! What is the appeal for frame builders and riders alike. Ted will be showing his 953 Reynolds bike, which aside from being one of the finest bikes I have ever seen (have you seen all the pirate details!) is one of the best examples of what steel can do in the right hands.

3PM Phil Taylor (Bespoked Bristol) and Ricky Feather

best Phil and Ricky will talk about what makes a the perfect bike. Recent years have seen a renaissance in bespoke bike building. What makes the perfect build, the craftsmanship and artistry involved and what does it take to win that ‘Best in Show’ rosette.

4PM Ted James, Ricky Feather and Andrew Denham (The BicycleAcademy)

The Frame builders’ Open Demo

bicycle academyTwo of the best frame builders in the UK and tutor and designer Andrew give a unique demonstration of what goes on in their workshops. What is brazing? Know your Tig from your Fillet? And how do they get those lugs looking quite so fine? The Bicycle Academy run the best framebuilding courses in the country, come and see it for yourself.


A 30 minute documentary film about riding fixed gear bikes in beautiful Bristol. The film shows the diverse cross section of riders and asks why ride bikes with no gears in a city full of hills. It also shines a light on the community and camaraderie that comes with the simple joy of riding bicycles.

5.30PM Screening Life Cycles

life cyclesA spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses 4k Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. Kindly donated by the filmakers.


Touring, Racing, Road, Trails. Today we will be speaking riders from all disciplines about why they ride, what they want, what they’ve broken, what they’ve seen and who they’ve beaten.

12PM – Emily Chappell

Keen blogger and the voice behind “That Messenger Chick”, this determined rider has countless stories to tell. Ex London cycle courier Emily takes us on a tour of her epic round the world trip.

1PM – The world of cycling for women

Juliet Elliot, Jenni Gwiazdowski, Emily Chappel, Alice Marsh,


It’s a great time to be a woman in cycling with more women than ever getting on bikes. But there is still a way to go. Is it just a case of getting more women more confident on the roads and with more maintenance skills or do we need the women’s Tour to lead the way? With the huge changes in the culture of cycling where does the industry stand? We will be chatting about the realities of riding professionally, the daily commute, advertising, sponsorship and sisterhood.

 2PM – Chris Akrigg

chris akriggThis world famous Yorkshire man is the definition of versatile, riding everything from mountain bikes to fixed. Chris will be showing his films and taking questions from the audience. Get insights as to what it is like to ride at a professional level, the training involved, the determination needed to recover from injuries and the best places to ride. Yes he drinks tea, yes he has mad skills.


“Love on Two Wheels”: Justine Potter and Charlie Burton

Beryl-Burton-4Maxine Peake’s radio play A Love Story on Two Wheels documented the story and achievements of Beryl Burton’s career. Justine Potter (producer of the play) and Beryl’s husband Charlie talk about researching and writing the story. Beryl’s record-breaking a result of talent, unyielding determination to succeed coupled with devoted support from her husband. Delve into the life of one of Britain’s most decorated athletes.

4PM – Mike Hall

mike hallEndurance/adventure cyclist from Harrogate originally who last year broke the record for cycling around the world and this June won the Tour Divide, a mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico in the fastest ever time speaks about these achievements.

5PM Screening  – Lucas Brunelle’s Line of Sight

Lucas teams up with Benny Zenga to produce a film that takes it to another level. From the vantage point of his custom helmet-cam his footage serves as insight into the best urban riders in the world. Now Benny Zenga turns the camera back on Lucas Brunelle to bring a new dimension to this rare talent and ‘international man of mystery’. Thank you Lucas.


Richard William Wheater is an artist with a passion for glass and neon, and uses them to discuss our relationship with the natural environment. (Yes that is as cool as it sounds) He also runs Wakefield’s Neon Workshops, where they exhibit the finest neon art from around the world and run the UKs only neon sculpture courses. Burning Fat, originally commissioned for the Eden Project in 2007, brings together salvaged bikes, dynamos and neon.

Richard Wheater's installation Burning Fat at the Edeb project.


See you there!



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