Mr Tom Smith's road bike
Tom is Field Cycle’s resident designer, creative, photographer and hawk-eyed ‘details’ man. He is responsible for the unique aesthetic of our bikes and all of the exceptional photography you see across the website.
His is one of the first bikes we built, shot on a moody autumn day out in the Peak District. It’s such an uplifting place to design, build and test our bikes. These photographs are a reminder of the absolute joy of riding a beautiful machine through the landscape on our doorstep.
Over the past 18 months this bike has been ridden around the Peak, the head badge has developed a beautiful verdigris patina as a result of the sweat, moisture and oxygen all acting on the investment cast bronze: a sure sign that Tom and his bike are regularly out in the elements. The unique way the patina acts on the bronze is nature’s own measurement of the miles covered, instead of relying on the number crunching digital total on Strava.