Welcome to My First Bicycle School of Arts, a Spoke'n'Chain initiative.

This is an evolving collection of bicycle costuming knowledge.

We have lessons on bicycle decorating as downloadable pdf's, free for you to use.

If you have any pictures, tips or tricks you would like to add to this blog please email them to bicycleartschool@gmail.com

My First Bicycle School began in April 2010 as a six day workshop run by Spoke'n'Chain, that gave participating educational and community arts practitioners a hands-on introduction to the art of decorating bicycles for fun, for carnivals and parades or purely as a piece of art.
Running concurrently alongside the workshops was an Exhibition of costumed bicycles at the Create Centre, Bristol. Some of the work produced in My First Bicycle School of Arts was displayed in this rolling exhibition that stayed up for two years in the end, it was that loved.
Feedback and input from this course went towards creating a handbook for bicycle costuming in preparation for Bristols first Freewheelin' Carnival in September 2010.

This project was
Supported by Arts Council England, Cycling City and Bristol City Council

Have fun decorating your bicycle and enjoy all your Freewheelin' Carnivals!