TBA Africa Bikes

TBA Africa Bikes – farewell party

And what a party it was… People came from all over to help us to put the stickers on the bikes and celebrate the bikes leaving for Namibia in just 1 day… Here’s one of our students putting her name on the frame that she made. A proud moment for her and for us!

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TBA Africa Bike

TBA Africa Bikes – great news!

I wrote a little update back in April to highlight the fact that we have been working hard to find an organisation who could help us to get all 150 of our fantastic student-made TBA Africa Bikes equipped with components. We had the component supplier lined up but didn’t have the funding secured at that [...]

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It’s our Birthday!

Yup, we’re three years old today. I came up with the idea for this on 30th November 2010, I spent all my spare time dreaming, planning, learning and working to try and make it happen. I crowdfunded, then I quit my job, got the workshop set up and opened the doors in summer 2012. We’ve [...]

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TBA Africa Bikes – an update

I started The Bicycle Academy in 2011 with the desire to “make framebuilding more accessible”, and if at all possible to do so in a way that would benefit others who were most in need. Before starting The Bicycle Academy I had either volunteered or raised money for a few different charities that provide people [...]

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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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pinner 650b

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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