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.
- Russell 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.
- Matthew 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.
- Andrew 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.
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!