I've just had an email through from Phil about Bespoked Bristol - the UK’s first handmade & boutique bicycle show, which is coming up in a few weeks time.

The event will showcase the talents of independent makers and designers of bicycles, small-scale makers of premium products, components, clothing, bicycle accessories and media, so well worth a visit!

Entry tickets are available on the door at £5 per person (children under 14 free) but if you get in there quick and order online before 31st May then you can have 2for1 entry - check out the web link for more info on that.

Bespoked have also just launched the Handmade Bicycle directory - a great resource listing handmade bicycle and component makers in the UK and beyond. the UK edition will form part of the Bespoked show catalogue...so that's another reason to head on down there.

In other bike-related news.....I bought my first bike last weekend! well, the first bike i've owned since i was about 11 years old... she needs a bit of a cleaning up and pimping out, but i can safely say I'm in love already.