5-Day Framebuilding Course

Learn the fundamental skills to build your own bespoke steel frame. Our courses are designed for the absolute beginner, no previous experience is necessary.

Under the supervision of our own master frame builders we will teach you the fundamental skills to actually build your own steel frame and feel confident that you can return to the workshop to make many more.

What You Can Build

We can teach you to build anything; from a responsive road racer or track frame to a mud-loving cross/gravel adventure frame, the choice is yours.

You have the option of the classical styling of a lugged frame or the smooth, seamless beauty of a fillet brazed construction.

Who will be teaching me?

The course will be taught by Reilly Cycleworks own frame builders Mark Reilly and Adrian Parry. With nearly 30 years experience of building award winning frames, Mark's level of knowledge and range of skills are unparalleled, having taught more than one award winning frame builder over the years. Mark is now joined by Adrian Parry, formerly of Roberts Cycles in Croydon, where he worked for over 25 years. Adrian’s skills are incredible and his teaching methods are very thorough and of the highest level possible. In addition to this Damon our award winning designer, will be on hand to offer design input and assistance in choosing the perfect paint schemes and colours.

Where is the course?

We run all our courses from our workshop in Brighton, just 5 minutes walk from the station. Be sure to grab a coffee from our friends at N+1 on your way in each morning.


1 Day: Workshop introduction, Tubing overview, Frame design

1 Day: Jig overview, Mitering techniques, Introduction to welding techniques.

3 Days: Custom frame building