The cycling industry is full of bike brands from global giants such as Trek, Giant and Specialized which we regularly see out on rides. If you’re wanting something a little different and want to support home grown businesses there are a number of very good British brands to consider. These British brands are often smaller, independent companies that offer great products and customer service.
I’ve picked my top three British brands for you to check out below…
Based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, Caygill Bikes are a family run brand offering quality made to measure bike frames in Steel, Aluminium or Carbon.
The beginning of Caygill Bikes began in 1983 when Arthur Caygill began repairing bikes in a shed. He soon moved to larger premises and began selling bikes and components. With an extended showroom and workshop in 1989 the first Caygill Bike frames were made.
Filament Bikes offer tailor-made carbon frames and bikes to cyclists throughout the UK. The brand is based in Workshop, Worcestershire with Richard Craddock designing and making each frame with the aim to optimise performance for each bike and rider.
Richard Craddock began offering his bikes and frames in 2013 (then called Craddock Cycles) and recently changed the brands name to Filament Bikes whilst also beginning to offer disc equipped frames. Check them out.
3. Mason Cycles
The Sussex based brand offers quality hand built bikes and frames in Steel or Aluminium. The brand, named after it’s founder Dom Mason is relatively new after only releasing it’s first two bikes last year. The steel Resolution and the Aluminium Definition bikes.
Dom Mason has over 15 years experience of bike design with Kinesis and has used all his knowledge and experience to deliver some great, unique bikes. The frames are hand crafted in Italy before being put together in the UK at the spec of your choice.