“Grime Doesn’t Pay”! We look after your bike at Bicycles By Design!

…Picture…Roger cleaning parts for optimum performance! We can really look after your pride and joy at Bicycles By Design with our hugely knowledgeable, experienced and friendly team of mechanics. Whether your bike needs a gentle service to get it rolling again or a complete overhaul we have a service option for you. Booking your service […]

Ebike Demo Days a huge success!

Many thanks to all the old and new friends we met at our recent Ebike demo days, thank you for your support! The sun was shining and riders enjoyed the large variety of Ebikes we had, ranging from hybrid bikes, to light trail machines, cargo bikes and even an e-tandem. We had a great time […]

Another beautiful handmade bicycle leaves the workshop!

Another beautiful, handmade, Swallow Bespoke Bicycle leaving the workshop. Many thanks to Phil Norrey who collected his Swallow Bespoke made in Reynolds 953. His family originated from Ironbridge and so he was keen to have his bike for life built here. His descendants lived on Lincoln Hill from the 1700’s and were labourer’s at one […]

Cycling around the World – follow these guys!

Stewart & Zoe take off today on they’re 24,000 mile trip around the World. We helped them choose the right frame and kit to take the trip on and Stewart came to ur one to one Wheelbuild & Bikebuild course to build his bike and have more confidence in the trip to sort out mechanical […]

Cycling and Votes for Women

Cycling and bicycles were used by the Suffragettes to spread information during the votes for women campaign. The bicycle was seen as a symbol of woman’s emancipation. The American civil rights leader, Susan B Anthony, wrote in 1896: “I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every […]

Mamil – The Movie!

If you’re a frequent BikeRadar reader, there’s a very good chance you’re a MAMIL or frequently ride with one. Yes, we’re talking about Middle-Aged Men In Lycra. It turns out this cohort of cyclists … http://flip.it/W4Ae4b Want to see it locally? Showing at the ODEON at Telford Telford Shopping Centre on Monday, April 9th,  at 06:15pm – […]

Landescape Dual Belt Tandem

Tandems have come a long way since the flexible days of the 70/80’s.  Our Landescape Tandem are handbuilt in Europe and painted in many colours combined with super strong carbon belt drives, 14speed internal gear systems and super powerful disc brakes. Low maintenance,  high mileage belt drive, quiet and no lubrication! Book a test ride today […]

Cycling Weekly reviews five custom bike builders.

Swallow Bespoke was featured in this article on all you need to know 16th August 2016. Yes, we still make a small number of Bespoke bicycles under our ‘Swallow’ brand and have done since 1979.  ‘Bespoke’ of course means made to order as does ‘Custom Made’ – Swallows are always a one-off and are very […]

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