Project Lifecycle B.V. is a Dutch company focusing on producing bamboo bikes in developing countries (Richman Timber Cycleworks) and organize unique day-tours on our own-made bamboo bicycles locally (Bamboo Bicycle Tours).

Our mission is threefold: 1) creating environmental awareness by promoting the use of durable materials and encourage people to ride a bike, 2) poverty alleviation by supporting economic growth in developing countries, and 3) establish a sustainable, profitable business model with local partners.

Our Bikes & Parts

We build our bicycles mainly from natural materials, such as bamboo, sustainable wood, rattan and hemp. Research & Development are at the heart of our company. We are constantly improving technical design and material selection, based on our expertise in technical engineering and the bicycle industry as well as using the test results from the bikes used in our tours.

Currently, we are further professionalizing our production set-up and bicycle designs to be able to meet the highest international quality standards as well as clearly differentiating us from other bicycle producers.

Our new bicycles will be branded Richman Timber Cycleworks. Bamboo is sometimes referred to as poor man’s timber, because of its favourable price versus quality characteristics. However, given the strength, durability and crop sustainability of bamboo, we prefer to call it Richman Timber.

Dutch steel bikes are widely known for their high quality, comfort and indestructibility. Many bicycles in the streets today are at least 35 years old. We recycle discarded bikes as we think it’s a waste to simply throw them away. We only replace worn-out parts, fix them up and give them a new, contemporary look. Good to go for another 35 years at least!

Apart from our awesome bikes, we are also designing bicycle parts such as steering bars, fenders, grips, bottles, etc. Of course, mainly using natural materials. Furthermore, we are constantly seeking to co-operate with local partners who we will support through training, knowledge transfer and paying fair prices.

Our Tours

Together with local partners, we currently operate our unique Bamboo Bicycle Tours in two locations: Yangon and Bangkok. The tours are relaxing half or full-day tours. We only use experienced, licensed guides who are very knowledgeable about the natural environment and habitat as well as its challenges, such as deforestation,  pollution and litter.  In the near future, we intend to bring the joy of riding our comfortable bamboo bicycles to other tourist destinations.


Yangon, Myanmar

Cycling in Myanmar is a great way to discover its hidden gems. From Yangon ferry terminal, we will cross the river to explore the laid-back fishing village of Dala. On our beautiful and comfortable bamboo bicycles, we will take you off-the-beaten track for a unique adventure. At a leisurely and relaxing pace, we will show you places you would never find on your own. You will get an exceptional insight into the local communities and lifestyle.



Bangkok, Thailand

Our bicycle tours start and end within Khung Bang Krachao, a lush, green oasis tucked away in a city of 10 million. The guests cycle through jungle-like stretches of palms, mangroves, banyan and banana trees, among others, while getting a glimpses of electric-blue kingfishers or monitor lizards that can grow more than two meters long. It is really hard to believe that across the river, only a few hundred meters away, you find yourself in hustle & bustle of down-town Bangkok.



Utrecht, The Netherlands

Most visitors just wander around the historic city centre. However, only few get to see the amazing surroundings with wind mills, forts, farms you can visit, and nature. Why don’t you explore the beautiful countryside around Utrecht the Dutch way: on one of our fancy bicycles. We love to show you around. Sustainability, nature and eco-awareness are core values for us. Therefore, our Utrecht bike fleet consists out of sustainable and durable bikes only. Apart from bamboo bicycles, we have also recycled and pimped-up vintage bikes. We expect to launch our Utrecht Tours early June 2019.

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