Bamboo Bicycle Club was founded in 2012. Over the years we have grown from a workshop teaching frame building to also provide kits that are built all over the world. Ours is a club is like no other. Our success comes directly from our collaboration with our builders. Every bamboo bicycle is built by a customer, and our names and reputations ride with each build.


We design and manufacture all the custom parts required for frame builds. By utilizing modern technology we are able to continually improve the build process and manufacture and virtual test designs and compatibility. Working with technology allows us to combine natural materials with modern manufacturing methods,.With each of our designs, we are able to align with industry standards so that components are compatible with all of our frames allowing, you the builder to create any setup you want, whether it’s a simple single-speed or a fully-loaded bike-packing endurance machine.By adopting technology we are able to make the building process more accessible and affordable allowing us to help more people to build their own bicycles safely and successfully.


James Marr was working in rural Wales as an engineer in sustainbility when he encountered the problem that would lead to the creation of the business he’s now runs in east London. “I was doing a lot of commuting and I was really uncomfortable on my bike,” he said. “I decided I needed a frame that would absorb more of the vibrations from the road and be more comfortable to ride.“ “I’ve always been someone who just gets on and does stuff and a bicycle gives you that ability. “I’ve always cycled – it gives you a lot of freedom, and I really enjoy that. “I’ve always tried to fix things and build things myself, so I thought I’d make my own bicycle.” Having lived in the USA and seen people riding bikes with bamboo frames James began researching the material and found it to his liking. “That’s where I got the original idea,” he said. “Bamboo bikes are about 120 years old now – they’ve been around for a while. “Technology has obviously progressed in terms of how you build bikes over time and that’s made making your own much more accessible. “You’re able to create something really decent now, so I thought I’d build one. “I told my best mate Ian McMillan about it, and he joined in. “We used to meet up at the weekends – we’d have some beers and build our bikes. “That was really the inception of the Bamboo Bicycle Club.