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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 […]

Bespoked 2018, the Handmade Bike Show

We are going to Bespoked on the 20-22nd April for our 7th year! A wonderful show of handmade bicycles and Duratec Bicycles will be exhibiting next to us. In 2013, 2016 and 2017 we won Bespoked Awards for our bicycles, so if you want to come along and support us this year go to this webpage to […]

It’s been a great Autumn and now into 2018.

It has come round to that time of year where our much loved bicycles and tandems are due a little TLC after many miles of riding over the summer and in preparation for the winter months fast approaching. To help with this, for the month of January 2018 we are giving you 20% off our […]

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