Thompson Bicycles is a Belgian family business
set up in 1921 by Hector De Smet in the town of
Geraardsbergen, home of the “Muur van
Geraardsbergen” which became famous through
the Tour of Flanders. As soon as it was founded,
Thompson started full in-house production, from
design to frame-building, painting and assembling.
The public quickly got to know the Thompson motto:
“High quality bikes at a fair price”. Since 1921, four
generations of De Smets have spent over 90 years in
the business… and their philosophy has never changed!