The Flying Gate has a new home

2017 marks the year Trevor officially hands over the treasured baton. 

Trevor Jarvis and Liz Colebrook at Bespoked 2017 - Bristol. 

Trevor Jarvis and Liz Colebrook at Bespoked 2017 - Bristol. 

We set off from Shropshire with our whole display packed into just one estate car.

The big deal is...

This is the year Trevor officially instates me as his official framebuilder and marque owner.  Beaumont Bicycle now incorporates TJ Cycles giving a new home to the Flying Gate. I've officially passed my initiation and I'm thrilled to be taking on the ownership of this iconic marque. 

Jim Holland from Brooks came over to see both Trevor and myself earlier this year to interview us and take some photos.  He's just published this work on the Brooks England website and here it is.  Thanks Jim. 

Meanwhile, the goods on show this year are a Beaumont frameset for off-road adventure-loving Physiotherapist Alison and two Flying Gates for enthusiasts Will seen here about to test ride his new complete build and Maxon who will soon take delivery of his track frameset on the display stand.  

 

Will is an audax rider extraordinaire. This is his extraordinary build with my own handbuilt wheels with Sapim CX Ray spokes and custom gearing - verdict - excellent. Thanks Will.

Will is an audax rider extraordinaire. This is his extraordinary build with my own handbuilt wheels with Sapim CX Ray spokes and custom gearing - verdict - excellent. Thanks Will.

Next up is Maxon's track frameset in 631. 

Now Al's new Beaumont frameset - built for 26" wheels and V-brakes but future proofed to fit 650B and disc when her components wear out. Tough brief but fulfilled. I also launched my new headbadge. Thanks to Jonny Keeley for the photo.