Make a bike. Make a difference.
Learn how to make bikes, keep the skills and give your first bike to someone who really needs it.
We’ll teach you how to make a bicycle frame.
You’ll learn the skills, tips and tricks to make more frames.
And you can come back to our workshop whenever you want to make your next frame.
We’ll give you everything you need to make a bicycle.
We’ve got the workshop (in Frome, Somerset).
We’ve got the jigs (so you can piece the parts together, and keep things straight).
We’ve got the brazing equipment (so you can join the frame together).
We’ve got the work benches (so you have your own space to work).
We’ve got the everything else too; the tubes, a lathe, pillar drill, vices, hacksaws, goggles, gloves, wrenches, cutters, pliers, files, tape measures, flux…
And your first frame goes to someone who really needs it.
We’ve teamed up with the charities Re-Cycle and World Bicycle Relief to produce a bike specifically for people in Africa. Our TBA Africa Bike is tough, and thanks to the fantastic components that World Bicycle Relief produce it can last for five years without much maintenance. The tyres are puncture-resistant – good for travelling over rugged ground. It’s simple, so it’s easy to look after and it doesn’t need lots of fiddly parts if anything does go wrong. It’s strong, so it can carry heavy loads. And it’s flexible, so it can be used for all kinds of different things like going to school or work, collecting food and water, helping health workers get from A to B, and even as an ambulance.