Harry Bickerton founded the company in 1971 and for the first time developed many of the technologies that became essential design features of today's folding bikes and can be found on almost every modern folding bike: whether aluminum as frame material, the mono-tube frame with central folding joint, the offset bottom bracket, or the extra long seat post and interlocking joint bulges.
Over a period of 20 years, over 600,000 Bickerton bikes were produced in Great Britain, the USA and Australia. Many of these bikes are still in use today.
For further information visit www.bickertonportables.co.uk.
New Bickerton Portables for 2018Going into the fifth year since the re-launch of Bickerton Portables, and building on last year’s successful introduction of the Argent frame platform, Bickerton adds a 7 speed hub gear Argent and treats the 16” Pilot to a hub geared version as well.
- New Bickerton Portables for 2018 (pdf, 294 KB)
- New Bickerton Portables for 2018 (plain, 2 KB)
Bickerton Portable Bicycles Back on BoardSouthampton Boat Show: Introducing Argent and Pilot folding bikes for the Yachtsman - designed with the yachtsman very much in mind. Come on board at booth J314 in The Ocean Hall!
- Bickerton Portables Back on Board (pdf, 567 KB)
- Bickerton Portables Back on Board (plain, 2 KB)
Bickerton Argent Launch at Eurobike 2016Inspired by Harry Bickerton’s original 1971 design, the Bickerton Argent pays homage to the rectangular frame and hinge abutments, but adds modern design, materials and technology to make a super-strong and stiff bicycle; so strong that it more than doubles the requirement for the ISO test.
- Bickerton Argent Launch at Eurobike (pdf, 240 KB)
- Bickerton Argent Launch at Eurobike (plain, 3 KB)
Bickerton Portables – Welcome to BelgiumBelgium with its long-term cycling heritage is the perfect market for the new brand and collection of Bickerton Portables folding bikes. Cycling in Belgium has a long tradition, not only in sporting terms.
- Bickerton Portables - Welcome to Belgium (pdf, 250 KB)
- Bickerton Portables - Welcome to Belgium (plain, 5 KB)
Bickerton Argent – Back to the future45 years after the inception of the original Bickerton Portable Bicycle, the Argent is launched with the expectation that it will become one of the best folding bike frames that has ever been brought to market.
- Bickerton Portables: The new Argent (pdf, 229 KB)
- Bickerton Portables: The new Argent (plain, 3 KB)