Attend a weekend workshop

Learn to build a bamboo bicycle with one of our experts chosse between a 2 day (frame Only) workshop or a 4 day workshop (complete bike)

Why build at a workshop?

Our weekend workshops are a unique opportunity to build your own custom bamboo bicycle with full support from our team of expert bike builders. We provide all the equipment, tools and bamboo required all you need to bring is yourself.

Who is it for?

Everyone – we are committed to enabling people to build a cutting-edge, sustainable bike that is completely recyclable after a lifetime of usage. No previous experience is needed, just a keen interest to learn to build from scratch.

Workshop options


Frame Workshop
2 day frame build workshop
 £
495.00
  • Design and build a custom bicycle frame from scratch.
  • Jig setup and introduction to bicycle geometry
  • Selecting front triangle cutting and shaping
  • Selecting rear triangle cutting and shaping
  • Final geometry checks and tacking frame together.
  • Fitting brake bridges and additional parts.
  • Creating lugs using natural flax fibers and bio-resin.
  • Removal from jig
  • Help with component selection and finishing guide for a home fit up.
  • Please note – All the cost of materials and tools for the frame are cover. . The cost of wheels, handlebars etc. are an additional cost/

Bike Workshop
4 day bike build workshop
 £
695.00
  • Design and build a custom bicycle frame from scratch.
  • Jig setup and introduction to bicycle geometry
  • Selecting front triangle cutting and shaping
  • Selecting rear triangle cutting and shaping
  • Final geometry checks and tacking frame together.
  • Fitting brake bridges and additional parts.
  • Creating lugs using natural flax fibers and bio-resin.
  • Removal from jig
  • Applying finishing to frame, eg, natural, painted etc.
  • Fitting components to the frame.

  • Please note – All the cost of materials and tools for the frame are covered including paints vanish etc. The cost of wheels, handlebars etc. are an additional cost.
  • The workshop can be split over 2 sessions.

Have a question?

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  • Paul R. AvatarPaul R.

    What a fab course excellent knowledge from James about how to go about building the frame you want. Met some lovely people also building a bike, good to talk through different ideas with people. Would highly recommend this course, thinking of getting a home build kit for my 14yr old son.

  • Russell F. AvatarRussell F.

    Fantastic weekend with James and Betty. I learnt a lot from the workshop. No prior knowledge needed as James leads you through. Great fun - diverse range of people attending, International and local, young and old, and from very different backgrounds. Thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to the next stage in the bike build. Keep at it James.

  • Grant S. AvatarGrant S.

    A wonderful experience, creatively satisfying and challenging. James is a confident communicator and a believer in our innate ability to make things. His guidance was invaluable and the skills learnt are technical, practical and social.

  • Matthew W. AvatarMatthew W.

    Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best way to build your own bike. James was knowledgeable, supportive and above all -encouraging. Pick your own bamboo, work at your own pace, learn to mitre tubes- this workshop has it all. James (and Elias- good luck in Montreal) was always on hand to give tips, point out the obvious (and not so obvious) and if you were struggling, help out. If you want to learn about bikes/product design/ alternative materials/ people skills/ motivation/ manual skills/ composites/ yourself- look no further than James, his enthusiasm for life and the Bamboo Bicycle Club. When did you last mitre a tube correctly? Totally worth it.

  • Edward A. AvatarEdward A.

    Got some great technical support from Des over email in relation to my bamboo bike. Very responsive and helpful, and much appreciated!

  • Andrew C. AvatarAndrew C.

    Great fun and seriously rewarding to walk away with your own handmade bike frame. A friend and I did the weekend workshop which was very relaxed but completely hands-on under James's friendly and supportive tuition. I built the rest of the bike at home and James was extremely helpful, always responding to my requests for help and advice and giving me the confidence to finish the entire build by myself. This despite never having tackled anything more complex than flat-packed furniture in the past. I finished my first century ride on the bike last week and it was a great feeling. The bike was so comfortable and I am looking forward now to a North-South epic cycle in the summer. 100% recommend this to anyone.

  • Paul B. AvatarPaul B.

    positive review  James runs a brilliant workshop and he helped three of us produce bikes that we can be really proud of. Make no mistake, these bamboo bikes are seriously good: medium weight, pretty stiff but with just enough flex to be comfortable on long rides - and they look fantastic. There is no better (cycling) feeling the riding a bike that you built yourself from some lengths of bamboo!

  • Coq C. AvatarCoq C.

    The best of the best!!!

  • Jose O. AvatarJose O.

    Like 🙂

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  • Jamie R. AvatarJamie R.

    Did a couple of frames/bikes with James and Dan. Such a great practical experience and personal achievement.

  • Dan J. AvatarDan J.

    Outstanding experience extremely recommend the weekend workshop. Great fun even for someone who doesn’t own a bike! Already thinking of buying a home build kit for the missus. Also the James the Bamboo guru is a good lad 👍 thanks 5 stars all the way ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Josh P. AvatarJosh P.

    Definitely worth it. If you want a great, custom bicycle for a fraction of the cost at a bike shop, and have a couple days to weeks to be in London, this is for you. I've worked on custom bikes for about 2 weeks and they are classics.

  • Giles G. AvatarGiles G.

    Great build last weekend - 29er single speed - super fun, learnt loads, messy. James is super helpful and massively enthusiastic! Thx �

  • Erika R. AvatarErika R.

    I just saw this site! Have been interested in bamboo bikes since we saw a film clip about Africa, with a young man riding his home made bamboo bike. I'm planning on ordering one of your kits. We live on the beach in Oceanside, California, this would be perfect! Terrific Logo!

  • Sam S. AvatarSam S.

    Fantastic hackney bicycle workshop. James is a top bloke and the bikes are sick