Brooks was on hand to help out for the ride's fourth installment.
2 Jun 2014 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Friends, Heritage, Sports Cycling
Whatever’s in those bottles it’s definitely closer to Ice & Tonic than Isotonic.
What started in 2011 as an eight-man spin around the provinces of Barcelona and Tarragona this year swelled to a field of nearly 250 as Brooks descended upon northern Spain for the fourth edition of La Pedals de Clip, a retro-themed cycle tour of Catalonia.
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.
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.
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.
The Ladies Bike Polo Tournament Hits Barcelona.
22 Oct 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Urban Cycling
At the Brooks Blog, our enthusiasm for bike polo is famously boundless. Few readers can have forgotten 2011′s (now long since sold out) Limited Edition polo mallet, the “Brooks England”, for example. And elsewhere too in the world of kneepads and small gear ratios, we have demonstrably continued to go beyond the mere call of duty.
Heroic Knights, Fearless Adventurers And Avid Moustache Waxers Are All Warmly Invited.
11 Oct 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Events, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Autumn in Northern Italy is a famously fine combination of season and location for taking magical (and we don’t use the word lightly) spins. Now imagine we were somehow able to cast a spell, and transport an entire peloton 40, 50, 60… even 100 years into the past, and they all fetched up in Anghiari, say. If they didn’t want to confuse and frighten the locals, they’d all obviously need a Brooks on top of a steel framed bike, for starters. And preferably a woollen jersey, right? If you have no plans next weekend, pay attention…
The roads of the Tiber Valley and the surrounding hills, built by the Romans and by the Etruscans before them, have witnessed the passage of many intrepid travellers over the centuries. Brave soldiers on their way to and from great battles, courageous knights on heroic quests, adventurers seeking out new lands and stoic pilgrims on their way to pay homage in some far off destination – they have all passed by. Now it is the time for yet another band of heroes! So get out your old bicycle, pull on your woollen jersey and wax your moustache – it is time for the Intrepid Cyclists to make their mark in history!