"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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
30 Jan 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling
Eagle-eyed visitors to our online shop will have noticed a recent addition to our Trekking & Touring range, but any amateur Cycling historians may already be familiar with the Brooks Conquest.
23 Jan 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Heritage
Steven thoughtfully removed his Chrismas antlers for the serious business of handshake photography.
The 2013 recipient of our annual Brooks Employee Of The Year award was announced at the Smethwick Works just before the Christmas break. Works manager Steven Green has been kind enough to give us an insight into the decision making process that resulted in Stacey Kerrod scooping the prize.
Lung Powered Theatrics Abound On Berlin Stage For Comedic Eco-Play.
10 Dec 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Curiosities, Events
Dramatist Duncan Macmillan wrote a play called “Lungs” a couple of years ago. It explores a couple’s dilemma.
In short, they’re giving serious thought to bringing new life into the world, but against the contemporary backdrop of overpopulation and the considerable carbon footprint that each of us, tiny little babies included, ultimately leaves behind, aren’t really sure that this desire can be reconciled with their otherwise unimpeachable eco-credentials.
Our Prize Machines From The Dashing Bike Show Have Found Homes.
5 Dec 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories
Our two-wheeled, human-powered, gin-soaked Odyssey, the Dashing Bicycle Show, toured North America over the past twelve months, taking in both coasts, as well as some of the middle bit. And seeing as how North America isn’t just America, we even hit Canada for good measure.
Wherever we unpacked our boxes, we suggested that show visitors take a photo of themselves with their bicycle, and submit it to our Dashing Bike Photo Contest and take a chance at winning one of the fine bicycles we had on display.
Well, the show’s over and the votes are in.
Yes We Said "Fat", Not "Fast". It's The New Cyclocross, Probably.
28 Nov 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Curiosities, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
This isn’t, strictly speaking, a Fatbike, but we won’t let that get in the way.
Of course you’ve heard of Fatbikes.