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.