Stayer Cycles. Handmade bicycle frames and wheels from our Leytonstone workshop in East London. Indie bike makers of talent and distinction.
The heart of Stayer are head wheelbuilder Judith and head framebuilder Sam. They started Stayer Cycles together very nearly a decade ago making custom steel frames and wheels. Much has changed since then, but also, things are very much still the same, in the most wonderful way possible. The fundamental reasons for which Stayer came into existence remain at the forefront of our work today.
To celebrate the spirit of making,
to have the privilege and responsibility of building and crafting the most excellent purpose-built things,
to contribute to and participate within the cycling community in a meaningful way,
to be able to support a fair, healthy, and sustainable workplace for our folks,
and to honor the history of frame building locally, and bicycles, everywhere.
Cycling should be inclusive. So while we get to work on our craft, we also get to work on our values outside of building bespoke bicycles. That’s why we like to partner with initiatives like Sisters in the Wild and provide demo bikes for supported spots for folks from underrepresented groups to try bikepacking and gravel riding for the first time. We’ve made a big investment in bikes that people can try, and that doesn’t just apply to customers, and we think that’s important. When we run local group rides we often lend out demo bikes to women who don’t have off-road-capable bikes and also smaller riders who haven’t had the chance to ride a bike that fits.
We are also a big supporter and sponsor of the Ultra Distance Scholarship, an initiative and nonprofit that Taylor started, which aims to diversify the world of ultra distance riding and racing within the UK and beyond through supporting people of colour on an annual scholarship to be thoroughly supported to train for and participate in a prominent UK ultra race. We supply the bicycles to make this happen! Last year taking the form of 3 fully custom Groadinger UGs
Besides Judith and Sam, there’s also the wonderful Holly, Ev, Iona, Willow, and Taylor. And that is the extent of our small team. The folks who answer your questions, take time to deliver the custom, rideable desires of your dreams, and keep Stayer ticking along–and what it is today, really.
Thanks Stayer team. And thanks lovely Stayerfans and customers.
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Judith, Sam and the team ♡