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Budvar to create custom motorbike for 1,000 mile European road trip

Czech brewery Budweiser Budvar is teaming up with east London custom bike workshop Bolt motorcycles to create a bespoke Budvar bike for a 1,000 mile European road trip.

The bike before its transformation…

Andrew Almond, founder of Bolt motorcycles, is transforming a 1980s Czech JAWA CZ motorcycle into a custom bike which “echoes the shape and design of the classic Czech rides of the 1940s-60s, with its own modern ‘bobber’ twist”.

Having recently visited the brewery in the Czech Republic, Almond will be incorporating elements of Budvar’s brewing history into the final design as well as vintage artwork from leading UK craftsmen.

Jack Robbins will be constructing the fabricated frame, while there will be artwork supplied by sign-writers Dapper Signs and a handmade, “whole-cone hop motif” made out of leather by Jake Collier.

The bike will also be fitted with a copper ‘beer’ tank in reference to the brewery’s kettles and conditioning tanks.

Andrew Almond on his visit to Budvar.

The bike is due to be completed by the 25 May in time to be shown at Bike Shed 2018, a London bike show, where it will be displayed at Budvar’s on-site bar.

In August, Almond will then embark on a 1,000 mile road trip across Europe, stopping off at ‘beer cities’ Amsterdam, Bruges and the Czech capital Prague, before heading into South Bohemia.

It is thought the journey from London to Budweis will take around six days, while the riders joining Almond along the way will be rewarded with a lager fresh from the brewery at the finish.

Progress will be posted via Budvar’s blog and via its social media channels.

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