Wooden It Be Good?

English Leather Saddle Sits Joyously Atop Wooden Italian Bike.

27 Aug 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Correspondence, Curiosities, Friends

It’s generally agreed that the very first machines we can nowadays still recognizably describe as “bikes” were built in the early 1800′s. Two wheeled, human powered… and made almost entirely of wood.

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Brompton World Championships 2012

Home of the Prompt Brompt.

17 Aug 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Curiosities, Events, Sports Cycling

The quadrennial bout of painful withdrawal symptoms, associated with the sudden absence of an orgy of sport in which to wallow when the Olympics finish, will be familiar to many readers.

To this end, we have some good news.

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European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships Paris 2012

Recently Crowned European Champs Gunning For The Worlds In Geneva.

15 Aug 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling

Call Me Daddy, crowned 2012 European Hardcourt Bike Polo Champions in Paris recently.

We have news for fans of cracked teeth, scuffed elbows, grazed knees and Brooks England.

Late in July, just before we went on holidays, this year’s European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships took place in the French capital. Brooks was, as per usual, an enthusiastic and hands-on sponsor of the event.

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