November 2017

October 2017

See the picture gallery

These are just a selection of the amazing pictures taken by Becky from Vine House Studios.  (There are about 30 pictures and they are in a random order).

Supreme winners – Cowley Road Works Rickshaw

The 2017 Supreme Bike Off Winners were: Cowley Road Works for their Cowley Road Carnival rickshaw.

Winners of Arts and Creativity – Barton Girls

The Art and Creativity Category went to the Barton Girls bike with the help of Oxford City Council Youth Ambition.


Cowley Road Condors – winners of Teams&Corporate category

Cowley Road Condors ridden by Cicely Arthur, was the winner of the Teams & Corporate Category.


Winner of 3 wheels or more category – Jake Backus

Three Wheels or More went to Jake Backus for his ‘SpeakerBox Tractor’ bike.  Yes that’s a real speaker playing loud music !


Winner of Previously Customised Bike – Alan Hancock

The winner of the Previously Customised Category went to Alan Hancock for his ‘Skip Special’ electric bike.  Alan explains..

Originally this was a Raleigh Runabout moped made in 1964. At a later stage in its life an Atco electric mower motor was fitted powered by an old 12V battery from a car. Recent refurbishments were done with parts found in skips, including a solar panel atop the the battery to keep it charged.There are 2 drive chains and a belt connecting the electric motor drive.

Great write-up by the Oxford Mail

A WEIRD and wonderful array of customised bikes paraded through the city centre at the first ever Great British Bike Off festival.

More than 30 bikes with all manner of wacky features were ridden through Broad Street on Saturday defying the wind and rain as live music and food and drink stalls kept spectators happy.


Royds Withy King tell us why they partnered with the Bike Off

And now, a word from our sponsors:

Tracy Norris Evans, Partner at Royds Withy King Solicitors







“In 2014-2015, approximately 15% of over-16s living in England cycled at least once per month: this equates to approximately 6.6 million people”

On 21 October 2017, Oxford will launch its first customised bike festival, The Great British Bike Off!

The festival will celebrate creativity, culture, and cycling, providing an opportunity for cyclists, and wheelchair and mobility aid users, to show off their innovative skills by personalising their wheels.

Royds Withy King are delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural event.

In 2014-2015, approximately 15% of over-16s living in England cycled at least once per month: this equates to approximately 6.6 million people[1].

As both a driver and a cyclist myself, I am acutely aware of the number of bicycles on our roads, and of the county’s long association with cycling. As a personal injury solicitor at Royds Withy King, I am also, unfortunately, all too familiar with instances on our roads where cyclists have been injured or killed.

Royds Withy King have a specialist personal injury team who advise cyclists and their families who have been the victims of accidents. The team regularly secure compensation to enable those injured to obtain the care and support they need to move forward with their lives.

We believe in offering a holistic approach, working with treating clinicians to fully understand our clients’ needs.  Our relationship with the client doesn’t end once the claim has been concluded: we are able to assist with both the establishment and the management of trust and deputyships to protect the compensation award, should they be required.

As we are regularly instructed in claims of this nature, we believe that both road users and cyclists alike can show a greater level of awareness and respect towards one another.  If both parties are able to improve their behaviours, the number of accidents and injuries on our roads will begin to decrease.  It is our hope that The Great British Bike Off will not only lead to a wider appreciation of the number of cyclists on Oxford’s busy streets but will also raise funds for the Ark-T Centre which aims to change young lives through creativity.

[1] Active People Survey

Team RWK get involved in #BikeOff preparation:

Royds Withy King get involved in customising a bike for the event

Schedule for the day

Here’s the detailed schedule for the day:








Music starts and event is counted down


Arrival of Lord Mayor, Councillor Jean Fooks

Competition runs

Competition judging

Winners announced (prize giving by Lord Mayor)


Map of the event:

Map of the bike off festival area 2017
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