Tweed Run was back in London last month. We sent Liz Seabrook out with her camera.
17 Jun 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Heritage, Stories, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Over the past four or five years there’s been a well documented global surge in the number of non-competitive group rides requiring participants to dress up like extras from Downton Abbey. In fact, there’s hardly a country that hasn’t now hosted some sort of Tweed-themed day out on bikes.
Inspiration, organisation, and not enough time!
5 Jun 2014 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Events, Friends, Heritage
The long and winding road
With L’Eroica Britannia right around the corner we wanted to find out more about what has been going on behind the scenes to get the event organised. So we got together with one of the organisers, Tim Hubbard, to have a chat about his experiences over the last year. Without further ado, we present L’Eroica Britannia – The Interview.
Knowledge is Power, and Steven Green is Imparting Some at our Flagship this Month.
14 May 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Events, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc.
Maintained correctly, our leather saddles famously tend to outlive many, even most, of the bicycle frames with which they get paired. And it’s probably true to say that nobody on the planet is better equipped than Brooks works manager Steven Green to outline the various Do’s and Dont’s pertaining to their care.
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 200. Better 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.
By its very nature the WCR is a race full of variables. But everybody's still turning their cranks.
25 Apr 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Lee Fancourt continues the proud WCR tradition of pointing and smirking at naughty words.
We’re more than six weeks in to the World Cycle Race and its three remaining riders Breifne Earley, Prasad Erande and Lee Fancourt are in three very distinct racing positions. And we’re not talking about stem length or saddle setback.
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.
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.
"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.