Another Icon Of West Midlands Engineering Has A New Bike Out.
8 May 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Street geometry allied to off-road sturdiness makes at least two bikes of the Morgan Two.
The Morgan Motor Company is the last of the old band of independent British car makers still in existence. Famous in the earlier part of the 20th century for their distinctive three-wheelers, Morgan are still based in Malvern in the West Midlands, just down the road from our Smethwick works.
Helsinki Bike Makers In Berlin Until The End Of May.
6 May 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
One of the Dashing Bicycle Show partners currently with us on our tour of North America is Finnland’s Pelago. And while it’s perhaps lazy to draw inferences from broad national stereotypes, it’s none the less tempting to reflect that countless meditative sauna visits and gallons of black coffee must surely have played a leading role in the conception and execution of these sleek, sturdy, understated steel framed bikes.
Dashing Bicycle Show Pitches Metaphorical Tent In Third Metaphorical Field.
26 Mar 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Style & Fashion
Only three years in business and already rated by many the finest bike shop in the American capital, Washington’s Bicycle Space is set later next month to be third port-of-call on the gin-soaked magical mystery tour that is our Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show.
And as if the prospect of free booze in such salubrious surroundings wasn’t sufficient inducement, on the opening night of 20th April, guests will be joined by the prominent American blog- and bookwriter Eben Weiss, who has kindly agreed to bring along a few advance copies of his latest offering, Bike Snob Abroad.
First Of Our Occasional Series On Retro Riding Events Planned For The Coming Year.
5 Feb 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Heritage, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Excuse our French. A pair of knees at 2011′s Anjou Vélo Vintage. Photo by Edouard Sepulchre.
At the end of last year, we took a run through some of the finer cycling themed calendars available for 2013. If you got your hands on one of them we have a couple of dates for you to circle, or place exclamation marks around with a big black marker.
Actually, these dates are worth circling on any 2013 calendar, regardless of whether it has pictures of bicycles or not.
Nor in fact does the marker have to be black; let us stress again that these dates are worth keeping in mind.
We Take A Look At Our First Port Of Call On The Dashing Bicycle Show.
28 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Party at the front, business at the back. Expert tool wielding ability is crucial to Huckleberry’s success.
We mentioned recently how Rivendell’s Grant Petersen has been invited to say a few words at the launch of our upcoming Brooks Dashing Bicycle Tour. With the show’s opening night of 8th December looming ever larger, we look today at its first stop-off, Huckleberry Bikes in San Francisco.
Brooks Associate Label Releases Blazer Tailored For Cycling.
12 Oct 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Art & Design, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Soon to join our Criterion and Blackwell on the coat racks of Discerning Cyclists comes the latest fruit of our collaborations with Timothy Everest. Behold the John Boultbee Elder Street!
We Take A Look At The Newest Addition To Our John Boultbee Line Of Cycling Wear.
10 Oct 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion
Most readers will hopefully already be aware of our associate clothing label John Boultbee. It produces limited run pieces of bikewear to standards associated with the Brooks name. The first jacket to come off our cutting table was, of course, the award-winning John Boultbee Criterion Mk. 1, late in 2010.
We are pleased to announce that it will now be joined on coat racks by our newest accessory to stylish all-weather cycling, the Blackwell.
Very Much Like Cyclocross, But A Little Less... Bucolic?
10 Sep 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Curiosities, Sports Cycling, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
City folk simply prefer a gritty, unmuddy urban backdrop for their Cyclocross. Photo Damian Talese.
We’ve talked about Cyclocross before, and the notable surge in popularity of cyclocross-specific bicycles in recent times.
Cyclocross has lots going for it, and not just for those in search of an actual pastime, but also for those simply in search of a way to speedily and efficiently drain off their disposable income.
News Flash. Brooks Bags Are Not Made In Our Smethwick Saddle Factory.
7 Sep 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Style & Fashion
A close-up of the debossing plate used for our leather bag production in Manchester.
Most readers will be aware that Brooks has once again started producing all sorts of bags for the Discerning Cyclist. Given their varied materials, styles and technical details, it may not come as a surprise to learn that the provenance of our range of satchels, rucksacks, holdalls and panniers has also been necessarily varied.
Recently Crowned European Champs Gunning For The Worlds In Geneva.
15 Aug 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Events, Sports Cycling, Style & Fashion, Urban Cycling
Call Me Daddy, crowned 2012 European Hardcourt Bike Polo Champions in Paris recently.
We have news for fans of cracked teeth, scuffed elbows, grazed knees and Brooks England.
Late in July, just before we went on holidays, this year’s European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships took place in the French capital. Brooks was, as per usual, an enthusiastic and hands-on sponsor of the event.