Check out how Bobbin gets about globe-trotting and learn a bit about our stories. This blog post is all about our memorable events and expos. Keep scrolling for more.
“Vintage at Goodwood” was an amazing festival of British music and fashion, curated by Wayne Hemmingway.
We had a stall selling bits and bobs, with the general purpose of having an almighty good time. Over the weekend the different tents: 1940’s tea dance, 1950’s rock n’ roll, 1980’s Northern Soul and 1980’s Manchester, all blended into one big cultural celebration.
By the Sunday we were raving to Voodoo Ray in an exact replica of the Hacienda, surrounded by 1940’s RAF pilots!
Check out this pic from our first Eurobike!
We were back at Eurobike again!
And back at Eurobike again!
Eurobike is the largest bike trade show in the world. And we've visited every year since 2008 and exhibited since 2011.
The show is really international and is a great chance to meet dealers and distributors from around the world. We always try to do something a bit different with our booth design to communicate our core brand values of authenticity, joyfulness and natural style.
Products showcased there have included a belt-drive, hub-geared commuting bike (the Darkstar), our boys range (Moonbug), mini-velo (Metric) and two racers (Luna and Scout). Furniture was courtesy of London design studio Very Good and Proper.
Check out more trade news, like trade customers Corebike.
Corebike 2014: we launched our 2014 Spring range to trade visitors.
Bobbin showcased a new range to trade customers at Corebike UK.
V&A Bicycle Drawing Studio
Over 100 participants joined us for three separate drawing sessions in the spectacular Raphael Gallery. The evening guest-starred Tim Gunn from The Old Bicycle Showroom and was presented by Bobbin owners, Tom & Sian.
“One of the purposes of drawing is to train us to understand through observation. Like the figure, a bike is an animate object. Drawing a resting bike can help us to understand how it’s made and how it works".
"Like the figure, bikes are very hard to draw. They have a skeleton (frame); straight lines and curves; joints (lugs); legs (stays); a back end; an inherent latent strength; and a capacity to move and power forwards. Bikes are holistic: each part of their design relates to, and relies on, the others".
"Because bikes work with - and mirror - bodies, a used bike can contain subtle clues about it's past owners. From these you can start to piece together the bike’s narrative: the journeys and adventures it’s been on".
"A beautiful bike is much more that the sum of its parts: it’s a balance of aesthetics, form and function. These things, coupled with the animation that comes from human use, are what give a bike its unique character: its soul. As your pencil takes its own exploratory journey across paper, these mysteries will begin to reveal themselves”.
Read more about Friday Late.
Bread and Butter, Berlin
“Embracing the conviction that trends may come and go, function and quality will remain forever timeless.”
Neatly illustrated by our Bobbin Birdie, this signage is for Bread and Butter – the super-important fashion fair in Berlin.
Look Mum No Hands Window Takeover!
Throughout March we had a window installation at our lovely friends Look Mum No Hands in London.
Check out our new Spring range and enjoy fine IPA or coffee!
Dealer Show, Shoreditch London
Our London Dealer Show was held in a warehouse on Hewitt Street, London EC2. Visitors from Spain, Norway and Portugal, along with those closer to home graced us with their presence!
Many of our collaborations are on the artistic side – this one is no exception. This Bobbin bike was festooned by artist Philip Oakley for the Blackpool Illuminations.
Unibike, Madrid 2015
Our first time at Unibike – it was very exciting. With a special Bobbin booth by our Spanish distributor Motor Dealer.
Cycle Show, Birmingham
We had a little booth at the Cycle Show in Birmingham in 2012.
Bike Biz Women in Cycling Event
Sian was invited to give a Key Note speech at Bike Biz’s Women in Cycling event.
Flashback to 2008, when we organised a bike themed picnic in London Fields, Hackney with pals Sawako Furuno and Cycle Chic.
New Amsterdam Show, New York
Some photos of the New Amsterdam urban bike show in New York.
2013 Catalogue Shoot
Remember, “B is for Bobbin!”.
Eroica Brittania is an amazing three day cycling festival in Derbyshire England.
We were delighted to support Bobbin dealer Bells Bicycles with their stand there in June.
Credit: Eroica Brittania
London Tweed Run
We were in the roster of Sponsors for the London Tweed Run - organising a tea stop, hosting the rider pack pick-ups, making special free stuff, and donating a bike for the Rider Awards.
The weather was great and we had a blast!
We had a great time meeting dealers and consumers alike at Spin London in the Old Sorting Office, Holborn.
Bobbin in Espana
A quick visit to Barcelona & Madrid! We has a great trip to Spain to visit new stores stocking the freshly dropped Bobbin bike range.
Sky Ride borrowed some bikes from us to promote their first London event. Modelled by Victoria Pendleton, Erin O’Connor and Kelly Brook.
10 Years of Bobbin Bicycles
A lovely piece about our business journey featuring this cute pic:
London Cycling Show
We launched our Spring range at London Cycling Show with an amazing new booth design by AW Projects.
Bobbin booth at Interbike Las Vegas.
Bobbin booth at Interbike, Las Vegas, 2012.
The Irish Cycling Show 2015
Here in Dublin with the Bobbin booth for the Irish Cycling Show.
Bobbin Trade Showroom
Our lovely trade showroom from 2015-16.
We are Go Fashion Show
Kicking off the We are Go fashion show with our Gold Helmet. How glam is this!
We've had some great memories over the years at all the cool events we've helped out at and expos we've attended. Let us know if you had a favourite or head over to our shop to replicate some of these awesome looks yourself!