Spotted this beauty in London’s swanky West End last night. It’s a bike made from bamboo. Sweet!
I’d seen them on the TV a few months back being made in Ghana. It was Boomers International in Ghana (http://www.booomers.com). Their ultimate goal is to provide the poor in rural Ghana the means to gain economic freedom. Definitely worth a look!
Want to have a go yourself? Fear not, you can make your own bike right here in Blighty. Check out the Bamboo Bicycle Club (http://bamboobicycleclub.org) and book yourself into a workshop.
Or buy a kit off the internet from Bamboo Bee for £120: http://bamboobee.net/product/biy-bamboo-bike-frame-kit/
Don’t fancy making one yourself? There seem to be plenty of pre-made options.
Calfee Bamboo: http://calfeedesign.com/products/bamboo/
Boo Bicycles: http://boobicycles.com/
Bamboo Bee: http://bamboobee.net/product-category/bicycles/
BME Design: http://www.bmedesign.eu/b8-series-frames