Latest News From The World Cycle Race!

Lee Fancourt's Removal From G.C. Blows Title Race Wide Open.

4 Apr 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling


Decisions, decisions. Breifne fancied a kebab, but Boxty was insistent on some Moussaka.

We still have three riders on the road, but only two of them, Breifne Earley and Prasad Erande, are now still in contention for the title. The World Cycle Race’s organizers published a statement at the weekend announcing with regret that Lee Fancourt‘s circumnavigation attempt could no longer be counted within their General Classification list.

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London Traffic Snarled in “Bikes versus Cars” Incident

Brooks Cycling Club Members In Black Cab, Mexican-Style Stand-Off

1 Apr 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Curiosities, Stories, Urban Cycling


Members of the Brooks England Enthusiasts Club (Southwark chapter) at B1866.

Reports of a distinctly ugly nature involving cyclists from the Brooks England Enthusiasts’ Club and a group of taxi drivers have reached us from South London over the weekend. Firstly, Brooks explicitly condemns any and all incidents of cyclist-driver hostility, and we wish to explain the circumstances surrounding this shocking event.

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And Then There Were Three. World Cycle Race Report #3

Everybody's Doing Their Best to Stay Upright. With Mixed Results...

26 Mar 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling

Scenes from the WCR pre-launch at B1866, and its official start at Greenwich a few weeks back.

As well as being a proper cycle race, the World Cycle Race is also famously a journey of self discovery for its participants. Whether tackled with or without a support crew, the challenge of riding 18,000 miles around the world is a huge one. Not least because there’s nobody else there to turn the pedals for you.

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Bunyan Velo – Part The Fourth.

Latest Compendium Of Well Expressed Cycling-Based Thought Hits Newsstands.

17 Mar 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling

Running through the pictures and stories gathered together in the quarterly magazine Bunyan Velo is the common thread of two-wheeled, human-powered adventure.

Since launching last year, BV has already attracted plenty of kind words from readers for the breadth of its editorial scope, and for its beautifully composed glimpses of a world seen from behind handlebars.

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The 2014 WCR Progress Report Number One

18,000 Miles Is a Way to Go

10 Mar 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling

Breifne’s mascot Boxty, of late taken off navigation duties and assigned a more mascotty kind of role.

The team at Brooks is overjoyed to be able once again to bring you news from this year’s instalment of the World Cycle Race. Much water has flowed under the metaphorical bridge since the literal waving of the starter’s flag in Greenwich last week.

Now read on.

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The World Cycle Race Is Underway!

"If You're Gonna Cry, And You Will, Cry On The Bike", Advises 2012 Winner Mike Hall.

7 Mar 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling


Fran Hollender, Breifne Earley and Lee Fancourt, this year’s London starters of the WCR.

We were delighted last Friday to be able to host the pre-launch of the 2014 World Cycle Race at B1866, our Brooks flagship store in London. Competitors and race organizers were on hand to share their thoughts with visiting press and curious public alike on the eve of the event’s official start.

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If “Cycle” Is Two, Then Surely “Cycling” Is Three?

The Haikus Arrive / Thick & Fast As Our Contest / Finds Fans And Favour.

28 Feb 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Art & Design, Correspondence, Events


Footpath Closed Vintage / Cycling Accessories / Try Spicy Noddle? Photo Cycle Love

Inundated. Astounding Quality. Keep Them Coming.

Our Haiku Contest has helped capture a plethora of very special moments among the world’s community of cycling enthusiasts.

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The 2014 World Cycle Race! Launching Friday At B1866.

Lots of Bike Races Style Themselves "World's Toughest", But This One Is The One.

25 Feb 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling


The 2012 Brooks Select World Traveller celebrated our involvement with the inaugural WCR.

We have some exciting news for anybody with even a mild interest in looking at people who are just about to ride 18000 miles around the world as quickly as possible.

The public pre-launch of the 2014 World Cycle Race takes place from 3 o’clock this coming Friday afternoon at the Brooks flagship store, B1866, in Earlham Street, London. The race itself gets underway on Saturday.

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The 2014 Brooks Haiku Contest Is Moving Along Nicely.

A Gander At What Our Community Is Capable Of When Asked To Wax Lyrical.

17 Feb 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Correspondence, Curiosities


This one has good biking Haiku moment potential. More here. (Photo Lucas Winzenburg)

“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”
(Christopher Morley)

The dramatic, snake-like hiss of punctured tubes, the vexed question of whether “tyres” is one or two syllables, and lots of people pretending that they go riding when it’s really cold out. You’ve guessed it. It’s Brooks Haiku Contest time again.

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The Brooks Blog 2014 Haiku Contest!

Let the Elements & the Majesty of Two Human Powered Wheels be Your Muse

7 Feb 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events


English isn’t Mario’s first language but here we see him having a go at our Haiku contest anyway.

It’s time to get your syllable counting equipment out again. The very generous keyholders of the Boultbee Towers treasure chest have given us some prizes, and told us to give them away.

So we’ve decided to run a Haiku Contest!

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