The best touring bikes at Bespoked 2017

One of the fantastic touring bikes at Bespoked 2017
Bespoked is the annual UK Handmade Bicycle Show where the bike-building artisans show off their talents. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce was there as a judge, picking his favourite touring bikes – not an easy task, given the standard of the bikes on display.

The three rosette winners are shown below, along with 9 others that caught Dan’s eye.

1. English ‘winter bike’

2. Feather 650B tourer

3. Sven Pathfinder Adventure tourer​

4. Curtis Bikes bike for children with dwarfism

Available with 12 or 14-inch wheels, this starter bike makes cycling accessible to children with the short inseam and other issues resulting from dwarfism. Each is custom fitted. Talbot Frameworks, meanwhile, are showing a 507-wheeled Di2 road bike for an adult with dwarfism.

5. Evanson N-Minus-1

6. Peter Charnaud Wooden Bike

7. Stanforth Kibo

8. Lazy Susan trail bike

9. Donard carbon road bike

10. Calfee Mantra Pro

11. Engineered Bicycles hill-climb bike

12. Teague Bicycles Root 2

Cycle’s Technical Editor, Richard Hallett, is exhibiting, so you can quiz him about the Hallett 650 Adventure that featured in the latest issue of Cycle

For more details about visiting Bespoked, go to A day ticket costs £15.