18,000 Miles Is a Way to Go
10 Mar 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Breifne’s mascot Boxty, of late taken off navigation duties and assigned a more mascotty kind of role.
The team at Brooks is overjoyed to be able once again to bring you news from this year’s instalment of the World Cycle Race. Much water has flowed metaphorically under the bridge since the literal waving of the starter’s flag in Greenwich last week.
If you don’t believe us, keep reading.
"If You're Gonna Cry, And You Will, Cry On The Bike", Advises 2012 Winner Mike Hall.
7 Mar 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Fran Hollender, Breifne Earley and Lee Fancourt, this year’s London starters of the WCR.
We were delighted last Friday to be able to host the pre-launch of the 2014 World Cycle Race at B1866, our Brooks flagship store in London. Competitors and race organizers were on hand to share their thoughts with visiting press and curious public alike on the eve of the event’s official start.
Peter Legg's Beautiful James Fothergill Machine
6 Mar 2014 | Posted by Tim | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Style & Fashion
In a new series, at Brooks we’ve decided to wade back through our online archives in search of stories from proud Brooks customers about their bicycles. We like to call this Readers’ Rides. Here is the first beauty to be selected from the vaults.
The Haikus Arrive / Thick & Fast As Our Contest / Finds Fans And Favour.
28 Feb 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Art & Design, Correspondence, Events
Footpath Closed Vintage / Cycling Accessories / Try Spicy Noddle? Photo Cycle Love
Inundated. Astounding Quality. Keep Them Coming.
Our Haiku Contest has helped capture a plethora of very special moments among the world’s community of cycling enthusiasts.
Lots of Bike Races Style Themselves "World's Toughest", But This One Is The One.
25 Feb 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
The 2012 Brooks Select World Traveller celebrated our involvement with the inaugural WCR.
We have some exciting news for anybody with even a mild interest in looking at people who are just about to ride 18000 miles around the world as quickly as possible.
The public pre-launch of the 2014 World Cycle Race takes place from 3 o’clock this coming Friday afternoon at the Brooks flagship store, B1866, in Earlham Street, London. The race itself gets underway on Saturday.
A Gander At What Our Community Is Capable Of When Asked To Wax Lyrical.
17 Feb 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Correspondence, Curiosities
This one has good biking Haiku moment potential. More here. (Photo Lucas Winzenburg)
“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”
The dramatic, snake-like hiss of punctured tubes, the vexed question of whether “tyres” is one or two syllables, and lots of people pretending that they go riding when it’s really cold out. You’ve guessed it. It’s Brooks Haiku Contest time again.
Let the Elements & the Majesty of Two Human Powered Wheels be Your Muse
7 Feb 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events
English isn’t Mario’s first language but here we see him having a go at our Haiku contest anyway.
It’s time to get your syllable counting equipment out again. The very generous keyholders of the Boultbee Towers treasure chest have given us some prizes, and told us to give them away.
So we’ve decided to run a Haiku Contest!
30 Jan 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling
Eagle-eyed visitors to our online shop will have noticed a recent addition to our Trekking & Touring range, but any amateur Cycling historians may already be familiar with the Brooks Conquest.
24 Jan 2014 | Posted by jim holland | Categories: Uncategorized
The lounge at the Pegoretti workshop
Lately we have perhaps been in danger of mentioning the name Dario Pegoretti a little too often, but well, let’s be honest, Dario Pegoretti is kind of a big deal.
Dario’s frame building career began in 1975 and he has spent almost 40 years refining and honing his craft. A pioneer of TIG welding, experimenting with this method as early as 1985, Dario’s approach to Bicycle construction has been a significant influence on the way in which modern bicycles are made. All the materials in his frames have been made to his specifications, from the tube sets, to a custom carbon fork and matching Chris King Headset. Dario has built frames for pro riders, including Miguel Indurain, Marco Pantani, Stephen Roche, Claudio Chiappucci, Mario Cipollini, and Andrea Tafi. He began making frames under his own name in 1998, the models he offers today are a culmination of the experience and knowledge gained throughout his lengthy career, these frames are truly among the finest you will find on the market.
23 Jan 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Heritage
Steven thoughtfully removed his Chrismas antlers for the serious business of handshake photography.
The 2013 recipient of our annual Brooks Employee Of The Year award was announced at the Smethwick Works just before the Christmas break. Works manager Steven Green has been kind enough to give us an insight into the decision making process that resulted in Stacey Kerrod scooping the prize.