Tour of Britain hot seat: a special chair

Bespoke steel tubes and Brooks leather upholstery make for a hot 'hot seat' at the Tour of Britain time trial

Rather than an over-the-top, won’t-sell-at-auction gold throne or a plastic seat pinched from a local school canteen, the Tour of Britain elected to use a very special piece of furniture for the ‘hot seat’ during the race’s penultimate time trial stage.

For those not familiar with a ‘hot seat’, it is occupied by the rider who has posted the fastest time so far. Usually, that rider sits there nervously waiting to see whether the next rider in will beat their time. Quick riders were in for a treat at the ToB, with this Randonneur rocking chair fashioned out of Reynolds 631 steel tubing and upholstered in Brooks leather.

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The last person to sit in this particular one was stage winner Bradley Wiggins.

Fashioned by bespoke furniture designers Simon Taylor and Andrew McDonald, the chair features drop bar arms and even bottle cages on each of the two ‘down tubes’ – plus a saddle bag at the rear.

The chair is available to purchase, price on application. For more information visit the Two Makers website.

Two Makers Randonneur Chair

Two Makers Randonneur Chair. Photos by Andy Jones