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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.


Exmouth Exodus : Race Against The Sun

The Exmouth Exodus has been on my to-do list for a little while, in a nutshell it’s a 100 mile night ride from Bath to Exmouth. I’ve been on good form lately, having comfortably polished off a 130 mile ride to Newport Velodrome to do my track accreditation, so decided I’d ride home from the Exodus. I [...]

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A helping hand…

The Bicycle Academy exists to stimulate and support the framebuilding community and to make framebuilding more accessible. We do that by providing courses, access to workshop hire and supply of equipment and consumables. I think we do a good job but sometimes it’s important to go a step further and really get behind an individual who [...]

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BTR Fabrications #pushforthepinner Kickstarter Campaign!

BTR Fabrications was just “two guys with a dream in a shed” working day jobs and building bikes in evenings and weekends. Since they started the feedback from their customers has been awesome and their frames have been featured in mountain bike magazines and selected as one of the best products of 2014 by the Dirt 100. [...]

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Academy Tools…

Over the past few months we’ve been working on a side project, Academy Tools. We did a bit of a soft launch at Bespoked so that people could see what we’ve been up to, and we’re chuffed with the feedback. We design every Academy Tools product in-house working closely with brilliant makers. We’ve worked with [...]

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Bespoked 2014

The UK Handmade Bicycle Show is the highlight of our year – we get to catch up with lots of friends and meet lots of fantastic new people and this year was no exception… Our stand was flat out busy all weekend with loads of past students popping by to say hello and lots of [...]

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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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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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