Category Archives: learn

Southbank UTC

As part of their BTEC First Certificate in Engineering, students in Year 10 at Southbank UTC have been learning about the process of selecting materials, their behaviour in use and their ultimate limits. Through a joint project with the ‘Bamboo Bicycle Club’, students are shown the link between sustainable engineering Tom described the technology the […]

Live Build at the Design Museum London

  Bicycles. If you’ve ever visited Amsterdam you’ll know that the Dutch use their bikes to travel everywhere, cycle anywhere and park them in the most unlikely of places. But with health experts recognizing the advantages of cycling (as opposed to driving), bikes are becoming an increasingly common sight in other cities around the world, […]

New Horizontal Disc Dropouts

At Bamboo Bicycle Club we continually try to improve what we can offer bike builders. With dropouts there are a range that exist on the market, but very few are compatible with bamboo and our build techniques. So for the last 6 years we have been designing and manufacturing our own. In terms of design […]

Cycling in London – The Guide

Written by Claire Smith. – Claire built a bike with us around 18months ago and has been commuting from East London into Central. 5 Life lessons for London Cyclists Take your Time I have the misfortune of living on the central line and regularly use my bike for commuting rather than a leisurely amble, so […]

*LIVE* at the Design Museum! 3D Bamboo Bike DAY 2.

A live blog from the Design Museum to talk you through a day of finalising the world’s first ever 3D printed bamboo bicycle! Communications from Frank at A Marr + Associates. Today we’ll focussing on cleaning up the frame and adding the components that our sponsors have provided to us. Our sponsors include wheels set from […]

*LIVE* at the Design Museum! 3D Bamboo Bike DAY 1.

Today we have * LIVE COMMENTARY* from the Design Museum! Experience cycling history as the world’s first 3D printed bamboo bike is constructed live! Communications from Frank at A Marr + Associates. 16:54 – LIVE UPDATE – THE FRAME IS COMPLETE! We’ll leave it over night for the glue to dry and tomorrow we’ll start adding the […]

Ringmer School Build

Bamboo Bicycle Club have been working with Sustrans and Ringmer School to create a program for their after schools cycle club. The after school club had been run Peter Baxter (Design and Technology) and Brian Seller (A local resident and retired engineer) . They have start the build with a single frame build, Brian leading the build and […]

Talk at the Design Museum

As the Design Museums’ Cycle Revolution exhibition rolls into its second month, Bamboo Bicycle Club had the pleasure of leading this months ‘Stories from the Saddle…’ – a series of talks inviting cyclists of all types to share their experiences of life on two wheels. At one o’clock last Sunday (13th December) I left mid-way […]

DATE FOR THE DIARY: Upcoming talk at the London Design Musuem

The Stories from the Saddle series invites cyclists of all stripes to the museum to share their story of life on two wheels. These monthly talks are part of the Cycle Revolution programme. Hear from James Marr, founder of the Bamboo Bicycle Club, an established London based workshop, which enables people to design and build […]

Review of Design Museum

Recent review of the Design Museum by Bamboo Bicycle Club member – Exhibitionsmith – click for more reviews. I’d describe myself as a fledgling cyclist yet have already been the unhappy recipient of a Penalty Notice for Disorder and a £60 fine courtesy of the Royal Parks Police on my way to work one morning, so […]