The Latest Additions to our 150th Anniversary Celebrations


5 Apr 2016  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling

To celebrate a legacy of craftsmanship 150 years in the making, Brooks and Canyon have teamed up to combine tradition and innovation in the Commuter Brooks 150. Based on the recently launched Canyon Commuter 6.0, this special edition model will be limited to just 150 pieces.


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2015 Dirty Kanza Race Report + Video

Brooks X Axletree take to the road in search of the real Kansas

21 Sep 2015  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling

Seth Deming Videography / Brooks England

I first learned of Dirty Kanza 200 from Paul Errington who rode the event in 2012, one of the first foreigners to do so. Paul wrote about his experience on this blog and is now organzing his own UK gravel event in 2016, the Dirty Reiver, which will be held in Northumberland in April 2016.


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Land’s End to John O’Groats Video

874-mile journey for charity a test of endurance

28 Jul 2014  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Events, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Videos

Back in 2012, former Brooks colleague Andrew Hunter and his friend Adam Ferguson rode the famous Land’s End to John O’Groats route to benefit charity. We tagged along to show a glimpse of their adventure.

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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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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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