The Brooks England Dashing Bicycle Show

Read below and enter to WIN your own Dashing Bike!

31 Oct 2012  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights

In North America over the coming months, Brooks will be hosting the Dashing Bicycle Show, a travelling display of fine bicycles and accessories for fans of style in the saddle.

The Opening Exhibition will take place on the 8th of December in San Francisco at Huckleberry Bicycles, where Hendrick’s Gin will be on hand to lubricate the cogs of human interaction.

“The Dashing Bicycle Show 2012-2013 Tour”

08 Dec 2012 Huckleberry Bicycles San Francisco, CA
23 Feb 2013 Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Denver, CO
20 April 2013 Bicycle Space Washington, DC
08 June 2013 Bikes on Wheels, Toronto, ON
25 July 2013 Bicycle Habitat, New York, NY

Each event will begin with an opening party, and the display will remain for a fortnight thereafter.

The bikes on display will be given away at the end of the tour in a very special contest, so read below for more details!

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Brooks And The Royal College of Art.

We Invited Budding Designers From London's RCA To Let Their Imagination Run Wild.

30 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Art & Design, Friends, Heritage

The Brooks Works at Smethwick is well known as a popular port of call with people whose passions revolve around the human powered and two wheeled. Barely a week passes without some writer or photographer or documentary film maker rolling by to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of this icon of British manufacturing and design.

And so it was that Ben Wilson took one of his classes up to see us in Birmingham last year.

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Not Quite Hidden Gems…

A Look At Some Special And Unique Saddles Tucked Away In Our Online Shop.

25 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Heritage, Saddles, Bags, Etc.


The B72′s patented Loop Suspension warrants this saddle’s position in our “Unique” category. The B72 is a good example of our Unique line of saddles.

As most who have browsed there will be hopefully aware, the Brooks England online shop lays out its collection of fine leather cycling saddles into a number of various categories.

For starters, we thematically divide up pieces according to their likely purpose, e.g., saddles best taken for frequent heavy mileage trips are in the Touring and Trekking section, while the saddles designed for a completely upright riding position are gathered under City and Heavy Duty.

So far, so good.

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The 2012 South American Bike Polo Championships!

Large Continent Hosts Own Local Hardcourt Bike Polo Tournament.

18 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Sports Cycling, Urban Cycling


If we knew the Spanish for “Colombia all up in dis!”, we might have used it as our caption.

We have Bike Polo news. Last weekend, Underdogs from São Paulo in Brazil were crowned the 2012 South American Champions of Hardcourt Bike Polo.

It was only the second year in which a South Americans has taken place, and the honour this time fell to Buenos Aires to build on the huge successes of the first instalment, “Sudamerican Polo Rockers”, which was held in Chile in 2011.

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Five Bike To Dakar From Paris.

Quintet Of Student Philanthropists Cycle The Famous Rally Route For Charity.

16 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Events, Travel & Adventure Cycling


We’ve heard of stones sufficiently hot to fry eggs on, but brewing coffee is another level.

Benedict, Chris, Daniel, Edward, and Shamoon got in touch earlier this year. The five final year students at Imperial College London had in mind one last memorable team road trip before their university days became a distant memory, replaced by the sort of days where you have to get up well before two in the afternoon.

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The John Boultbee Elder Street.

Brooks Associate Label Releases Blazer Tailored For Cycling.

12 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Art & Design, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling

Soon to join our Criterion and Blackwell on the coat racks of Discerning Cyclists comes the latest fruit of our collaborations with Timothy Everest. Behold the John Boultbee Elder Street!

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The John Boultbee Blackwell Cycling Jacket.

We Take A Look At The Newest Addition To Our John Boultbee Line Of Cycling Wear.

10 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion

Most readers will hopefully already be aware of our associate clothing label John Boultbee. It produces limited run pieces of bikewear to standards associated with the Brooks name. The first jacket to come off our cutting table was, of course, the award-winning John Boultbee Criterion Mk. 1, late in 2010.

We are pleased to announce that it will now be joined on coat racks by our newest accessory to stylish all-weather cycling, the Blackwell.

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The Brooks Fantasy Urban Cyclocross™ Open.

We May Attempt To Make Dreams Come True If We Get A Good Enough Scenario

5 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Curiosities, Events, Urban Cycling


Mayhem governs the LeMans style start of a typical Urban Cyclocross™ race.

We have spoken recently of the ingenious invention that is Urban Cyclocross™.

Glibly regarded by many as a discipline developed for brief converts from the Locked Cog to Proper Mucky Cyclocross (who as it turned out didn’t really want to spend their entire weekend cold, dirty and/or tired), Urban Cyclocross™ is, like… so hot right now? Lately it is drawing enthusiastic followers, as well as race organizers, at a rate of knots.

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Bright Lights, Big City…

We Provide Some Illumination On The Subject Of Visibility.

2 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Urban Cycling


Owner reckons he could flash a Morse message to the International Space station and get a reply.

As more and more people take to two human powered wheels for their commute, the question of getting home in one piece has possibly never been so relevant for so many. So with autumn drawing in and night gradually falling sooner, at Boultbee Towers we recently turned our attention to the matter of keeping one’s bike lit up in the dark.

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Bicycle Film Festivals For The Autumn

Moscow, London And Milan All Hosting Large Scale BFF Events in October.

1 Oct 2012  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Art & Design, Events, Monthly highlights, Urban Cycling

There is little that focuses the attention of a viewer to a screen quite so much as the sight of people attempting to cycle their bikes with unstudded tires across an ice rink. We were reminded of this fact again recently when the organizers of the Bicycle Film Festival got in touch with their autumn schedule of short films.

Which all proceed thematically from the notion of two human powered wheels.

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