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Ringmer School Build
Published: 22nd January 2016
Written by: James Marr
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 pupils shadowing at different stages.
To explore further the unique properties of bamboo (different to traditional timber) the school are also using a craft kit and combine with our speaker manual and they have been able to learn the skills to shape and manipulate bamboo. Essential when building a bamboo bike!
The build has explored all the mechanical properties around a bicycle with lesson consisting of shaping bamboo into miniature triangles to explore the strength around a traditional “safety bicycle design”.
Ringmer will be continuing the build in the new year and we look forward to seeing their finished bike!