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Simon's Bentley inspired Road bike.

Check out Simon’s beautiful Road Bike, built on a 10 day Frame Building course at TBA a few years ago. Since completing the course Simon has continued to make bikes under the name Rone Cycles.   The beautiful green paint scheme is inspired by the 2003 LeMans winning Bentley speed 8. Simon points out that “The green wraps around the black of the chainstays and the crankset, just as the cars paint wraps around its black wheels - the frame is also highlighted with a silver pinstripe to match the car”. A few years after finishing the bike Simon was lucky enough to work on the restoration of one of the original Bentley race cars - he couldn’t miss the opportunity to introduce...

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Coronavirus FAQ

The Coronavirus Pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption across the globe.This page has been created in an effort to answer some of the questions about the situation, and it's affects on the fulfilment of TBA Products and Services. While accurate at the time of writing it is important to stress that while the situation is rapidly developing the following statements may change, and as such we aim to update information accordingly. If you you require further clarification or have any further questions then please get in touch via phone or email.Please see the list of FAQ's here.

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Job Vacancy at The Bicycle Academy

We are looking for someone to join the team as a full time Commercial Manager to drive and execute our ambitious plans!  The Bicycle Academy is an award-winning business working within the bespoke and low volume bicycle manufacturing sector. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, highly motivated, team of people that love what they do. With six specialised employees, working across four business departments (Education & Experiences, Design & Development, Retail and Operations), we are now looking to build a dedicated management team to enable the business to thrive.  The Bicycle Academy (TBA) was founded in December 2011 after a successful crowdfunding campaign. TBA is a multi award-winning business working within the bespoke and low volume bicycle manufacturing...

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The Bicycle Academy X Komoot - Gravel Social

In September 2019 we teamed up with route planning experts at Komoot to host an exciting 75km off road/adventure social ride followed by a chance for participants to see inside the TBA workshop.  We spent the day exploring beautiful forest fire roads and single track - with a little bit of tarmac - before heading back to our workshop for coffee (courtesy of Roundhill Roastery), snacks and a little bit of brazing. The route began at The Bicycle Academy workshop and included a really varied mix of terrain, you can download the route from our Komoot page although we recommend taking a pretty capable bicycle. A cyclocross bike, gravel bike or hardtail MTB would be perfect.  We were extremely lucky...

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The Bicycle Academy at Grinduro Scotland 2019

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy frame builders to ever whirl their wheels in the WACKY RACES. Competing for the title of Grinduro’s wackiest frame builder. The bikes are approaching the starting line.  First, is the TBA GXC driven by Tom Sturdy. Next is paratrooper Will Barcode on the TBA Splat Grav. Flying through the air is the Rad Roamer piloted by Ted James. Maneuvering for position is Andy Carr on the Spoon Customs Fat Tracker and right on his tail is Pi Manson on his Caledonian Carrier. Sneaking along last is the unmistakable Petor of Dear Susan Bicycles riding his award winning ‘Mike Rotch’..."Grav, Grav. And double Grav!" There’s no escaping it. The line-up...

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