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Making better bikes, one at a time


Sturdy Cycles is run by Tom Sturdy, a bespoke bicycle builder & framebuilding teacher based in Frome, Somerset

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Founded in 2014, Sturdy Cycles combines science and craft to create unique and beautiful bicycles.

Function comes first with every aspect of the design, whilst also making sure everything is integrated aesthetically. Designs are optimised each individual customer according to Tom's design philosophy (Part 1—The making of a great bike, Part 2—Flex matters)

Tom builds frames using titanium or steel alloys to ensure that each bike is suited to each individual rider and their specific needs. After a lot of prototyping and testing he will be offering a range of different models covering all the genres of cycling that Tom himself enjoys (stay tuned for full details of each model). Each bike is made to measure but tuned to Tom's own exacting specification when it comes to decisions like materials, frame components and design ride characteristics.

Have a look at some of his previous work and follow his instagram feed for all of the very latest activity.



Tom has a varied background with bikes, sport & engineering, giving him a unique skill set & approach to his research, design & bicycle building. 

He holds a first class honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a masters degree in Sports Biomechanics from Loughborough University.

He is currently Head of Education at The Bicycle Academy in Frome, Somerset.


Client Testimonials

“Big thanks to Tom and his dog! Making me a stunning steel steed.” 

George North, Wales Rugby

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