Tom Ritchey visits the Bicycle Academy

Words Pete Roggeman
Video Alex Rankin
Date Feb 6, 2017

When I first came across this video, I thought: a) that’s cool, Tom Ritchey popped in on those guys for a little dueling framebuilding clinic; but b) I also knew the Bicycle Academy sounded familiar, but couldn’t put my finger on it. Then I remembered: they’re the chaps behind the amazing Hack Bike Derby. If you’re curious about WTF that is, check out the video here. What a great format, and man does it look fun. Just need to learn how to weld a frame together first…

The first in the upcoming series of ‘Old Skool x New School’ events created by The Bicycle Academy. A collaboration between the legends of the framebuilding world and the new wave of framebuilders creating the future of bicycle making.

Tom Ritchey, an icon of the sport and a framebuilding legend, visited The Bicycle Academy in September 2016 to spend some time hanging out, teaching students and to build a bike with the young framebuilders that run the school in Somerset, England.

Who else is itching to take a framebuilding course?

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mike  - Feb. 7, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

great video , very similar personality to Paul Brodie


ctguru  - Feb. 7, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

really enjoyed the video


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