Simon from Stanforth Bikes and Sean have known each other for a few years.


Sean loves steel bikes and fast touring, having cycled the world on a steel bike in 2012. Simon has been a big fan of Sean’s adventures over the years, in particular his long distance bike tours.


One conversation led to another about creating a bike that delivered on Sean’s needs; “it has to be steel, relatively lightweight for a steel tourer, robust, able to carry some lightweight bags/panniers, disc brakes, good tyre clearance and pacey. Oh and I want to break trans-continental record on it..."


A year later after three prototypes, testing, tweaking and fine tuning;  the Stanforth Conway is here.

Reece Gledhill

Cycled around the world on a Kibo in 2015 = 21,433 kilometres, 291 days, 21 countries, 3 continents, -10 to 50 degress C, 2 hospital visits