Brooks Cycle Bags Heritage

New Video Details Past and Present of Legendary Brooks Bags

16 Jun 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Uncategorized

Discover the history and present of Brooks Cycles Bags, starting with a trip through images from the Brooks Archives, to a somewhat epic adventure undertaken to Manchester by factory office manager Steven Green, and finally to our new home B1866 in Covent Garden. Enjoy!

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Brooks Retro Criterium Launches in 2014

15 May 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Uncategorized

Throwing an Eroica-style event in your neck of the woods might prove a challenge if held up to the standards of the Retro Ronde, Anjou Velo Vintage, l’Eroica Britannia, or original event in Tuscany.  As unfortunately, stunning scenery, white gravel roads, or quaint Italian villages are not equally distributed around the world.

Therefore, inspiration took hold last year as we witnessed the first retro criterium taking place at the Retro Ronde in Oudenaarde, Belgium.  And a spectacle it was – a chance to see the riders and really take in the bikes as they cruised around the town center lap after lap.  

We thought it was such a great format that we wanted to try and get it going elsewhere, so we approached the organisers of the London Nocturne with the idea and they were on board right away. So now this year there are two events taking place a mere 4 hours and one week apart.

If you would like to participate, spots at both events are limited, so register today!

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2012 Dirty Kanza 200

Paul Errington became first Brit to race the 200-mile Gravel Race

8 May 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Events, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling

photos courtesy Eric Benjamin

Being a small and busy company sometimes can lead to things falling through the cracks. My latest lapse of attention was a blog post kindly submitted by Paul Errington two years ago about his trip to the world’s premier “gravel grinder” event, the Dirty Kanza 200Better late than never, here is Paul’s story:

The Dirty Kanza 200 is a little over a 200-mile race over the rolling gravel roads of the Flint Hills, Kansas, with no easy mile given to riders covering the sun baked ground on a variety of off road machines.

Is Kansas flat? Certainly not.

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Brooks New Advertising Campaign

18 Apr 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Heritage, Monthly highlights, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling

“Stopping Traffic Since 1866″ is the title of the new Brooks print campaign appearing in cycling and lifestyle magazines worldwide.  The ad focuses on the ever-growing range of Brooks Cycle Bags, highlighting some of the new styles and colours making their way to a Dealer of Excellence nearest you.

Inopportunely, the ad production came in December during a rather cold spell in London which required a freezing day out near London City Airport, inconveniencing more than a few friends and colleagues.  Two of those Brooks people on hand took the time to run around and record the days’ shivering for posterity.

For a look at the complete range of Brooks Cycle Bags, click here

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Darren Crisp Titanium at B1866

American/Italian builder to make fittings directly in the Brooks shop.

19 Mar 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles

Darren at work in his Italian studio

The B1866 shop in Seven Dials, London has begun offering handmade frames direct in-house from some of the most respected names in the handmade bicycle world. Dario Pegoretti paid a visit in January and now Darren Crisp is set to arrive on 10 April, performing fittings for lucky customers who will not have to travel to Darren’s Italian studio, but be measured and fitted right in the heart of London.

Appointments will fill up fast,  so read more to learn the latest details.

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Doctors Without Borders Cycles Across India

Unni Karunakara Cycles India to Raise Awareness for MSF

16 Oct 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Friends, Travel & Adventure Cycling

The nice folks at Schindelhauer Bikes present Dr. Karunakara with the bike that will take him 4,000km across India

Srinagar, October 12, 2013 – Outgoing International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr Unni Karunakara, is taking to the road on a bicycle to travel 5,000 kilometres through ten states beginning in Jammu and Kashmir and ending 100 days later in Kerala to spark a dialogue with the general public, medical students, and healthcare providers on health, healthcare, and humanitarianism. Dr Karunakara will push off and begin his odyssey in Srinagar at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at 1:00 pm.

Before leaving, Dr. Karunakara stopped through Berlin where the young men of Schindelhauer had gotten together with Brooks, ABUS, Gates Carbon Drive, Rohloff, SON Schmidt Maschinenbau, and Tubus.

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L’Eroica 2013

15 Oct 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Events

Another L’Eroica has come and gone, and as usual it was filled with its share of special moments for those who made the pilgrimage to Chianti.

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Dashing Bicycle Show – Denver Edition

Spirits Abound Last Week by the Dashing Bicycle Show at Salvagetti in Denver

5 Mar 2013  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Events, Friends


Spirits Abound Last Week by the Dashing Bicycle Show at Salvagetti in Denver

If you were lucky enough to visit the NAHBS last weekend, we hope you made it by Salvagetti for some good old fashioned cocktails and conversation. Next stop: Washington D.C.!

All photos by David Niddrie, Momentum Mag

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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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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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