Juliet did a nice feature on Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles in the UK over at the Brooks England Blog. She was the first and only builder at Bespoke, which is an achievement in it of itself, yet from the looks of her work, she deserves that award for Best Utility Bike!
Check out more at the Brooks England blog!
The team at Headset Press have offered up a substantial gallery from Bespoked Bristol, the framebuilder’s showcase in the UK. Head over to the Headset Press for tons of photos.
For five years now, Harry Harrison from Field Cycles has been building custom bicycle frames in Sheffield, UK. Here’s a look inside his workshop…
Scott takes to the Surrey Hills trail system with Brendan Fairclough for lots of cooked corners, slow-mo product shots, whips and long manuals on his Genius 700. Those trails look so good!
It doesn’t take much to get my attention when it comes to camera straps. Never one to shy away from innovative design, I was pretty stoked to see the guys at Restrap develop a new “quick release” for neck and wrist lashes. Through utilizing magnets, their design makes swapping straps between your 35mm rangefinder to DSLR and vice versa, a cinch.
Made in the UK by Restrap and at a damn solid pricepoint too!
Head over to Restrap’s Shoot Kickstarter for more information.
Last year’s Battle Royale was such a successful event that Morvélo decided to bring it back for another round in April. Head over to Morvélo Battle Royale for more information.
If you’re into heavy metal making lighter metal with lots of noises and such, well look no further. Personally, I can watch this shit all day. Hope Tech shows us a more in-depth look at their fancy, new, made in the UK cranks.
Hope’s made in the UK products are top notch and to help create a buzz around their new cranks, they went up North to ride in what many would consider grim conditions with team riders Craig Evans and Sam Flanagan. I’m liking what I see with those cranks, and everything in Hope’s catalog these days. They really are putting in solid work.
Check out a great feature on the Hope Cranks at their site. Availability is slated for late January.
Known primarily for their track bikes, UK-based 14 Bike Co recently relaunched their website and along with it, a new lineup of frames. While staying true to their track roots with the 14R, the brand has dived into dirt with a new 29r hardtail and multiple cyclocross models.
I could go on about how great this lineup looks, but you should just go see the full UK-made range for yourself at the new 14 Bike Co.