“For us it’s really important to showcase the incredible bikes that people make and say to people yes, you can do this, you can actually make things.”

Founded by bike riding enthusiast and engineer James Marr, The Bamboo Bicycle Club create custom-designed home-build bike kits to allow anyone to construct their own style of bamboo bike at home.

After his own experiments in building in bamboo, James decided to found a cycling community for those interested in building their own beautiful, robust and environmentally friendlier bicycle frames.

For James, the beauty of building your own bike lies in the invaluable connection and knowledge gained from the experience, rather than simply buying it. The Club continues to grow and innovate, creating a welcoming community of bike builders, creative thinkers and cyclists.

Photography by Francesca Jones