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The Bicycle Academy provides frame building courses and skills masterclasses for novices, enthusiasts and pro’s, and fully equipped workshop hire for those who don’t have their own. We specialise in teaching and are renowned for our un-filed fillet brazing.


The Bicycle Academy press release images. 27 January 2014Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Meet Robin and Ted, our new Framebuilding teachers!

I posted details for a new frame building role on our website in early January resulting in a surge of interest and a temporary website crash! We had a lot of interest, of an impressive level, from across the world. It really affirmed what we’re doing and just how far we have come in 18 [...]

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MUNIN BIKEWORKS

Mike Pearson, one of our students and now also a close friend of The Bicycle Academy, recently launched his Munin Bikeworks brand, and has already made a beautiful bike to show off his skills. Here’s what he had to say about the build, his ‘All Seasons Road Bike’… The brief was to build a road [...]

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Dirt 100 – BTR Fabrications

Having a product selected by as one of Dirt Magazine’s top 100 of the year is no mean feat. It’s the sort of thing that many well established brands are yet to achieve and yet in only just over a year since Tam and Paul started making bikes from a garden shed they’ve done it! [...]

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Andrew Denham and Brian Curtis

Mission accomplished…

Brian has been involved at The Bicycle Academy since the very beginning, from when it was still just an idea in my head. I approached Brian in December 2010 to ask him if he’d like to be a part of a framebuilding project that I’d come up with – to teach framebuilding skills to people [...]

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We’re Hiring!

Having grown into a new workshop and launched our new courses we’re now in the position to hire a new Framebuilding Teacher, and we’re super excited. Since opening in July 2012 we’ve developed a great reputation for our teaching and helped hundreds of people to either begin or further their journey as framebuilders. Teaching is what we’re [...]

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Happy New Year!

2013 has been a great year for us here at The Bicycle Academy. It marked our first birthday, wemoved into a bigger and better workshop, took on 4 fantastic new team members, launched 5 new exciting courses and taught lots of people lots of new skills. The year also included one of our proudest moments to date; [...]

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TBA Tube Blocks

Academy Tube Block Set – Limited Edition Black Walnut

When you’re working to produce something beautiful, it’s always nice to be able to work with beautiful tools. That’s why we produced these tube blocks using the best materials that we could find. Each block in this Limited Edition* run is made from hard wearing Black Walnut then joined together with tough brown leather hinges [...]

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