As a cycling fan, bike rider, and racer getting asked to collaborate on a project where I could design the paint job and look of a production bike is right up there as the dream commission. This ltd edition Foots Cray was something I wasn't going to pass up.

I sat in a Brighton cafe with Neil from Bowman Cycles and we chatted over this project. By the time I’d drunk my tea the idea had come into my head. Neil’s enthusiasm for bikes and riding is infectious and the bike he and Bowman create translate that passion from their styling all the way through to how they ride and handle. There’s no way you won’t have a daft grin on your face while you ride a Bowman. I love riding and racing cyclocross, it’s my favourite part of cycle sport and has been for some years, the all out effort mixed with hard racing and daft amount of fun you have make it addictive, and once you’ve pinned a number on your back and almost vomited after the hours racing you can’t wait to do it again. Autumn is the main inspiration behind the design, the moment the leaves turn you know it’s time to get back to racing, and I wanted that feeling every time you chucked a leg over this Foots Cray.

The RichMitch x Bowman Cycles – Foots Cray Ltd Edition frameset: £800.00 – includes Frame, fork, headset and seat collar, Thru-axles, Modular Cable routing fixtures and 3D printed rear fender mount, plus original design T-shirt

Click on the pattern above to go to the Bowman Cycles shop and buy one. There are only ten, so they won't be around for long.