Bespoked handmade bike show 2014

April 11th saw the arrival of the Bespoked Handmade bike show in the Olympic velodrome, London. Here were gathered bike builders old and young with a selection of exquisitely executed machines to tempt the likes of me. I ride a carbon fibre mountain bike but have a penchant for a finely crafted steel frame, if not for riding then for putting on the wall. The following are a few of the more attractive examples that were on display.

Mercer Bikes, South Africa

Feather Cycles, Yorkshire

Chas Roberts and his 4.7kg steel frame, collapsible bike

Cherubim, Japan

Something for the polar explorer

Swarf braves the controversial Cannondale Lefty fork

Seren's Dust & Bones gravel road racer

Lovely bit of work from Strawberry Bicycle, Oregon

Maximum bling on the bamboo Veloboo

Minimum tyre clearance from Sword

Vintage proof that Islabikes weren't always for kids

Paris Tour de France retro bike made by Condor Cycles