About The Bamboo Bicycle Club London
The Bamboo Bicycle Club London helps people who are passionate about cycling to build and ride their own self-build bicycles from our workshop. We provide you with everything you need to get creative and learn to build your own unique bamboo bike from scratch.
Our bamboo bike builder’s club was founded by James and Ian, two bike riding engineers, who after their own enthusiastic experiments in building bamboo bikes, decided to create a bicycling community with others who are interested in building their own beautiful, robust and environmentally friendlier bamboo bicycle frames.
The Bamboo Bicycle Club began offering weekend workshops which then naturally evolved into offering home build kits, as more people got interested across the U.K. Open source information sharing has allowed some leading innovations in the world of bamboo bikes, which we share with our members. The club continues to grow and innovate, creating a friendly community of bike builders, creative thinkers and cyclists. So it’s not really all about us, but you guys who love your bikes!
Why We Teach Building Bamboo Bikes
Our freedom to make things ourselves is being increasingly restricted, but bicycles are still something which we can tinker with, modify, build and ride! Building something yourself is a very different experience to simply buying it and the connection and knowledge gained is invaluable, to say nothing of the simple satisfaction of achieving mastering construction of a treasured and well used object.
Against a tide of mass consumption, we believe that in the future people will choose and customise more and more, to create the ideal product for them. Bamboo is the most accessible bicycle material and provides incredible properties for creating the perfect bicycle you will love.
With sharing our support and knowledge, we aim to create more and more bamboo bike makers!
Commitment to the Advancement of Cycling
The Bamboo Bicycle Club is a place of continual advancement in the bamboo bicycle building methods. We believe that with the correct research, bamboo bikes can advance beyond all other bicycles.
When we began as a Club, we could have never imaged that people would be using our hand made bicycles for racing, travelling across the world, stunt, hurling down mountains or just getting to work. We have created countless unique designs with individuals we’ve worked with and have been able to prove that bamboo is a viable bike frame material, that is also sustainable.
We have conducted research with Portsmouth University and have recently begun working closely with Oxford Brooks University on master student projects to advance the development of bamboo bikes.
We are currently working with the Design Museum London on a live bike building project, ‘The Future of Cycling’.
These wheels keep turning, so hurry back for more rubber hitting the road soon!