At BEAMZ, we have a vision:
“To create beautiful, high performance, bespoke bicycles from wood in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and inclusive way.”
Wood is an obvious choice to fulfill this vision as it offers a natural beauty, excellent strength to weight characteristics, shock-absorbing ride comfort, a robust finish resistant to dents, and each bike is guaranteed to be unique let alone bespoke!
These bicycles will effectively grow themselves every eight years. If the wood is sourced from a woodland under coppice management, no trees will be harmed and we will have helped support this ancient, wildlife-friendly form of forestry. When combined with our approach of using a re-mouldable glue for the joints allowing the bikes to be repaired, plus our use of recycled materials, a BEAMZ bicycle more than meets our sustainability target.
BEAMZ has been set up as a not-for-profit social enterprise (C.I.C) in Southampton and works closely with a local community hub.