Bespoke and Semi-Custom bicycles designed for everyday riding and touring. Proudly handmade in Dorset, Great Britain.
Magnificent machines for the discerning rider
Drawing inspiration from diverse sources such as old-school mountain bikes, the French constructeurs, and the great British frame building tradition, Dorset’s Sven Cycles are devoted to manufacturing magnificent machines for the discerning rider.
Whether you’re looking for an everyday commuter, a stylish road bike, a tourer capable of weekend jaunts or continental crossings — or if you’re simply unsure what bike you’re after — Sven Cycles are the people to speak to.
Every Sven cycle is a work of art, made by craftsmen with a distinctly British sense of pride in its construction and assembly. Our frames, built with the best materials and equipped with the most practical components, are intended to bring many years of riding pleasure to their owners. A Sven isn’t just another pushbike, it’s a valued — and loved — part of your riding life.
Semi-Custom; all passion
We want hand-built bikes to be within the reach of those passionate about cycling, and our Semi-Custom range delivers this. After years of R&D, we have created an exacting range of bikes, designed to deliver a distinctly efficient and enjoyable ride — and built to last a lifetime. Componentry and finishing touches can be individually customised from a range of options; and, being available in standard sizes, build timescales are much faster. This Semi-Custom range allows us to offer our exclusive designs, hand-built in our workshop, at a far more accessible price than one of our fully bespoke bikes.
Great British provenance, with real heart
From our workshop in Weymouth, Dorset, on the English Channel coast, Darron Coppin has been building bespoke bikes for private customers since 2012. As demand for his bikes grew, Andrew ‘Mog’ Mogford joined the business. Together, they have established Sven Cycles as a respected builder of high-quality bicycles; winning numerous Bespoked Bicycle Show awards for their work.
Darron Coppin — Founder & Bicycle Builder
Darron learned how to work with steel from his father, a jeweller and vintage car enthusiast. As a result, he understands not only the importance of technical and structural precision, but also the value of finesse in the look and form. Couple this with his passion for the craft and his respect for the institution of British cycle touring, and you’ll begin to get an impression of what Sven Cycles is about.
Andrew ‘Mog’ Mogford – Bicycle Designer
Before joining Sven Cycles as their bike designer, Mog was a mechanic at the famous Brixton Cycles for 25 years. Whilst there, he was instrumental in developing the Bicycle Chain range of tourers, the famous Outsider MTB, and the hub-geared Brixton Cycle townie. As you’d expect, after such an illustrious career, he knows more than a thing or two about bikes. Today, he uses this acute knowledge of the human-to-bicycle-fit to ensure that Sven cycles fit like a glove.
A top team
So that we can continue to deliver top-quality handmade bicycles to the individual requirements of our customers, we’ve grown our team since 2012. We also have strong industry partners, with whom we are proud to work, including Reynolds Technology – one of the world’s oldest and most respected butted tube manufacturers.
This strong team reinforces our commitment to create great bikes for all riders; bikes that you’ll love – bikes for life.