We find out more about a special cycling exhibition
17 Nov 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Events, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling
We here at Brooks England are proud to be taking part in a new exhibition that is taking part at the Design Museum in London. Cycle Revolution celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.
Brooks Sponsored Angus Edmond Brings the 2nd Part of his Report from China
4 Nov 2015 | Posted by Angus Edmond | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends
Angus brings us up to date with the second half of his China trip to ride cycle-cross. If you missed part one, read it here
Hainan was a little different. It was a bit warmer and a lot more humid. It had the wonderful feature of the course being 200m from the front door of our resort and in contrast to the last race this one had been built to order. It was regulation width from start to finish, had one of the most interesting flyovers I have ever seen and was fun to ride.
Beautiful track with a stunning backdrop
Brooks Team B1866 Made the Annual Jaunt to Gaiole
21 Oct 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Events, Monthly highlights, Travel & Adventure Cycling
As a global sponsor of the Eroica series, Brooks is always excited as October approaches as it means our yearly pilgrimage to Gaiole in Chianti is upon us once more and this year was no different.
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
l. to r. Paul, Aaron, Dean, and Tony. 4/6 of Team Brooks X Axletree.
I first learned of DK200 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. More on that forthcoming.
Jack explains the nuances of watching the Transcontinental
11 Sep 2015 | Posted by Jack Thurston | Categories: Correspondence, Events, Monthly highlights, Travel & Adventure Cycling
The moment it flashed up in my Twitter timeline I knew this photograph of Alexandre Bourgeonnier would be a defining image of this year’s Transcontinental Race.
Emotion at the finish (Photograph by James Robertson)
We caught up with the founder of BAM to find out more
16 Jul 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights, Travel & Adventure Cycling
This summer sees the launch of a new festival aimed at cycle travellers. Part of the Adventure Awards event, it will offer talks, workshops, and a chance to be inspired by other travellers. The Inaugural European Bicycle Adventure Meeting, also known as BAM, takes place 31st July through to 1st August in Livigno, Italy. We caught up with the organiser Andrea Benesso to find out more.
With Brooks sponsored riders challenging we sent Liz Seabrook to capture the action
15 Jul 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Monthly highlights, Urban Cycling
Saturday 11th July 2015 was the day that the Red Hook Crit paid its first visit to London. The race series has built up quite a following over the years and it is with pride that we had several Brooks sponsored riders taking part.
We catch up with Stefania as she prepares for RHC in London
7 Jul 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling
This weekend sees the Red Hook Criterium arrive in London for the first time. The women’s event will see the Brooks sponsored Dësgenà Team, from Turin, competing. So we decided to catch up with Stefania Baldi from the team to find out what makes her tick.
Liz Seabrook took the road to capture the event
25 Jun 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights
This weekend saw the 2nd Edition of Eroica Britannia in Bakewell, Derbyshire. The 2014 Edition was a huge success and it is fair to say 2015 built on these foundations. There was a large vintage fair with live entertainment, best dressed contests, fantastic food and drink, and of course the ride itself.
Juliet heads to Bakewell for the 2nd Edition of this Vintage Ride
23 Jun 2015 | Posted by Juliet Elliott | Categories: Correspondence, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights, Style & Fashion
Being a member of Mid Devon CC – organisers of the legendary Dartmoor Classic sportive – and an ultra keen cyclist, you might wonder why I chose the weekend of the aforementioned race to do a runner from the beautiful county I call home. It’s pretty simple really – I’m just not 100% sold on sportives. As someone who enjoys exploring and doing my own thing, I’m never quite sure that I want to pay money to ride public roads I can ride any time of the year, simply so I can do it at the same time as lots of other people. And I’m not just talking about the Dartmoor Classic because it’s close to home, I feel that way about sportives wherever they are so it takes something a little different to sway my opinion.