We had a great time in Bristol at our first Bespoked UK show, 7-9 April 2017! We were in good company at Stand 57, with Steve and Rob of Rodford Built and Eric Estlund of Winter Bicycles as neighbors, and Craig Calfee and Rob English right nearby. We were surrounded by Bespoked Award winners, current and former! The weather was beautiful (really!), and we really enjoyed Bristol. The area of town around Brunel’s Old Station is being revitalized, and offers some great restaurants and pubs. We particularly enjoyed the Mud Dock Café, Pub, and Bikeshop. Everything good in one place: bikes, beer, and coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
We were impressed by the knowledge and interest of everyone who stopped by to see the bikes and chat. A special thanks to Tony Corke of Torke Cycling [torkecycling.com/], who got me out on some nice roads for a ride the Monday after the show, and who put the 622 through its paces. I was glad that Tony seemed to be pleased with the ride and performance of the 622. As a professional bicycle fitter and former top rider, he rides a wide variety of bicycles and has a good basis for comparison.
A highlight of the show was meeting Simon Richardson, former pro cyclist and current GCN presenter. He did a short run-through of the 622 and gave Métier Vélo some great exposure on the GCN Channel. He is as enthusiastic and genuine live as he seems on YouTube. If you watch closely, you can see a Métier Vélo lug making a cameo on GCN’s 1 Million Subscribers video.
Prior to the show, I was featured as a Bespoked UK Framebuilder of the Week, and Métier Vélo was included in road.cc's Bespoked Preview. We chatted with pinkbike.com and were included in their coverage of the show. Check out the links below!
Bespoked UK Framebuilder of the Week
road.cc Bespoked Preview
Pinkbike Bespoked Coverage
Bespoked UK coverage: https://youtu.be/60BcSOeKIY0?t=1m57s
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