Bunyan Velo

New Magazine To Regale Us Every Three Months With All Sorts.

27 Feb 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Correspondence, Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling


Click the pic to browse through the entire first edition of Bunyan Velo in fullscreen

The past few years have seen an ever-growing number of new publications vying for the attention of people who like to read in-depth stories about cycling. And the fact has not been lost on most editors that these readers also tend to like looking at well taken cycling photos as well.

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Bicycled Bike.

New Bike To Be Made Using Materials From Scrapped Cars.

25 Feb 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Curiosities

A Spanish advertising agency is overseeing a new project to produce bicycles built largely out of materials scavenged from scrapped Barreiros, Kapis and SEATs.

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Slender Grips 100mm Set

One more good reason to go Brompting about…

22 Feb 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Urban Cycling

The comments section of the Brooks Online Shop has been bombarded for some time by incredulous (but patient) Brompton enthusiasts querying for a date when a set of 100mm Slender Grips for use with the famous M-Series handlebar will be available.

Brompting Brompton Enthusiasts, that day has come.

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Brooks Employee Of The Year 2012 – Phillip Webb.

Mr. Webb Is Famous Not As A Clock Watcher, More As A Cartoon Watcher.

20 Feb 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Friends, Heritage


Works Manager Steven Green presents Phil Webb with his Employee of the Year trophy.

Last week at the Smethwick Works, a small ceremony took place to honour our 2012 Brooks Employee of the Year.

Since his initial short spell with us way back in 1971, Phillip Webb has found himself at times elsewhere employed, but like the proverbial bad penny, he always come back. This, of course, is the only tendency which Phil shares with a bad penny. In all other respects he’s an excellent guinea, so to speak. And fortunately, his most recent stint has lasted thus far since 2004.

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2013′s Endurance Speed Touring Calendar Is Filling Up.

August 3rd Sees Riders Of the Transcontinental Taking Off From London To Turkey.

12 Feb 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Friends, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling


On your own. This year’s Transcontinental will demand much independent thinking of its riders.

If you were one of the thousands who avidly followed the heroics of Mike Hall et al last year in their race around the globe during the WCR Grand Tour, then we have news of a very special forthcoming event that should be of interest to you.

Two weeks of two-wheeled, human-powered, sleep-deprived talking to yourself, with little but Mother Nature and the purr of chain sliding over cog to keep you company along roads sandwiched by the Thames and Bosphorus. “Unmatched… Unconstrained…”, but perhaps most importantly, “Unsupported.”

Welcome to the Quick Energy Transcontinental Race.

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New Travel Bags Video

7 Feb 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Travel & Adventure Cycling

If you’re keen on picking up glossy material issuing forth from one of the world’s venerable publishing houses specializing in cycling press, then you may have likely already come across our new ad campaign that focuses on the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle journey.

While shooting this campaign, we made a video that will be released very soon chronicling the path taken by former Brooks employee Andrew Hunter and his friend Adam Ferguson as they made their way from Cornwall to Caithness.

During this adventure we managed to inconvenience Adam, by way of his unpacking, so that we were able to shoot a short video to explain the details of our new pannier bags and how they function.

If you would like to be notified the moment the full-length video of their journey is released, please register for updates at www.enjoyeverymile.com.

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Grant Petersen – Admire But Pity The Pro Racer.

Rivendell's Directeur Sportif Radios Through Some Tactical Advice From The Team Car.

7 Feb 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Stories

We mentioned here recently how we have been lucky enough to have Rivendell’s Grant Petersen contribute a piece for our forthcoming edition of the Brooks Bugle.

The excellence of the machines designed and assembled by Petersen and his team in Walnut Creek, California has long since attained Article of Faith status among aficionados of lugged steel frames around the world. Not forgetting that before setting up on his own, his work as a designer at Bridgestone in the early 90s had already spawned the iconic X0 series.

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Retro Riding in 2013 – The Anjou Vélo Vintage.

First Of Our Occasional Series On Retro Riding Events Planned For The Coming Year.

5 Feb 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Heritage, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling


Excuse our French. A pair of knees at 2011′s Anjou Vélo Vintage. Photo by Edouard Sepulchre.

At the end of last year, we took a run through some of the finer cycling themed calendars available for 2013. If you got your hands on one of them we have a couple of dates for you to circle, or place exclamation marks around with a big black marker.

Actually, these dates are worth circling on any 2013 calendar, regardless of whether it has pictures of bicycles or not.

Nor in fact does the marker have to be black; let us stress again that these dates are worth keeping in mind.

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