Competition: WIN a handwoven bike basket from Godspeed

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

If beautiful, handmade bicycle accessories are up your street then you’re in luck. Godspeed is giving away a handwoven bicycle basket to one Creative Tourist reader.

We’re always excited to hear about new start-ups in the North. There are Manchester-based magazines Intern and Tusk, both of whom we’ve watched with a keen interest as they develop from new kids on the block to purveyors of beautiful print. In Sheffield we love B&B Gallery, a new addition to the city’s arts scene with collaborations between local artists at the heart of its ethos.

Joining the roster of young creatives based in our neck of the woods is Godspeed, a Salford-based online shop specialising in aesthetically pleasing bicycle goods. Founded last Autumn by Anna Brennan, a Falmouth photography graduate, Godspeed is all about walnut wood handlebars, handwoven bike baskets, biciband pedal straps and plenty of cycle-themed prints from illustrators Sam Brewster, Ruby Taylor and Harriet Seed. It goes without saying, then, that we have the joneses for Godspeed in big way.

Godspeed is kindly offering one Creative Tourist reader a handsome bicycle basket. Each basket is unique, handwoven from elephant grass and comes personalised with the name of the weaver. No two baskets are the same – and you can pick whichever you damn well fancy.

To enter, all you have to need to do is enter your details below. The winner will be picked at random on Wednesday 5th February.


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Godspeed and associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing Date: 10am, Wednesday 5th February.

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