Pedal Progress was initiated in 2015 by Mechanical Engineering students at the University College London as part of a 4th Year Design Project. Pedal Progress collaborates with the Bamboo Bicycle Club London. Each year, the team takes on the challenge of designing and building a bike using bamboo as our core material. We build on the work of our predecessors redesigning the bike frame, improving the method of joining and more!
This year, Pedal Progress aims to design, build and test an electric bicycle made with a bamboo frame that can serve as personal transportation.
Two of our members, Safiyyah and Avinash, along with James Marr, made a trip down south to pick up some bamboos for our cargo bicycle. A big shout out to UKBamboo, UK’s largest bamboo supplier, for helping us out on this project!