Bamboo Bicycle Club Evening at The Velo Cafe – I want to build my own frame now

Bamboo on the jig

Tonight was the Bamboo Bicycle Club evening talk at the Velo Cafe. I’m not sure what your first thoughts are when you hear bamboo bike, however mine were skeptical at best. I’m not really sure what I was expecting or what I would take away from tonight. And you know what, I came away really inspired, impressed and seriously considering building my own frame out of bamboo. Read more to find out what you can build and how you can do it yourself in the shed. Continue reading

Recording of Live Stream now Available – PIVOT Cycles presents an evening with Mike Hall and Ed Pickup hosted by Velo Cafe Brighton (UK)


If you didn’t make it to the Velo Café tomorrow night, or want to watch it again,  you can watch the full 2.5 hours recording on our YouTube channel.

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Rides – Velo Cafe Road Ride 23rd July 2014 – Ditchling Beacon

The Velo Café road ride 23rd July 2014

The Velo Café road ride 23rd July 2014

Words and Pictures by Gareth Taylor

Every Wednesday, Velo Café put  on a evening road ride to a variety of places. This weeks was over to Lewes then back to Brighton via Ditchling Beacon. 19 riders left the café on what must have been one of the hottest stickiest days of the year, I was sweating just cycling to the start of the ride.

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Velo Café Thursday Night MTB Ride – 3rd July 2014

The Velo Café put on a bunch of rides from beginner road rides on a Saturday morning to a longer one on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening that finishes back at the café for mac & cheese. They also put on a MTB ride every Continue reading