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 metaphorically under the bridge since the literal waving of the starter’s flag in Greenwich last week.
If you don’t believe us, keep reading.
"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.
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.
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.
16 Nov 2013 | Posted by ANDREA | Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Curiosities, Events, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Uncategorized, Urban Cycling
During the past two months we’ve been working very hard to create what we describe as the Brooks ‘Cathedral’. We are excited to announce the opening of B1866, our first Brooks Store, situated in the heart of London. The shop is not only a showcase of our product range, but a celebration of the brand’s 150 year history.
Bathtub Gin And Fried Dumplings Thus Far Proving Better Fuel Than Unfiltered Water.
13 Nov 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Earlier this year we drew your attention to a young man by the name of Julian Wong. Following the death and subsequent cremation of his father, Julian hit upon the fine idea of returning “Baba” to his place of birth in southern China. So in the summer, he duly packed the ashes, swung a leg over his B17 and set off.
Outgoing Médecins Sans Frontières Chief Writes To Us From The Road.
5 Nov 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling
As Unni put it, “Shouldn’t you be going fast across a weak bridge?”
We wrote last month about Unni Karunakara, who until September this year was International Head of the humanitarian medical aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières. Mr. Karunakara is enjoying all his recently gained free time by making a fundraising bike tour through India and attempting to raise public awareness of MSF along the way.
Putting down hard daily centuries like nobody’s business since early October, he kindly managed to get back to us this week with answers to a few questions we had for him as he set off.
We Have Some Scary Suggestions For Anybody Who's Still In The Dark. Mwahahaha...
31 Oct 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Curiosities, Events, Friends, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling
Now that’s a carved pumpkin. Aerospook? Photo from the San Jose Bike Clinic.
As we all know, if you’re out trick or treating on Halloween night, it’s actually more efficient to walk from door to door than cycle. The time spent locking and unlocking your bike eats ferociously into the time available for the speedy collection from neighbours of monkey nuts, pomegranates and if you’re lucky, the odd mini Mars bar.
So what could we possibly have of bike-related interest on creepy, ghoulish Halloween?
Note To Self. Go To California. Buy Bike, Buy Book, Buy Hatchet.
30 Oct 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling
Grant Petersen’s Rivendell Bike Works is a name of renown among aficionados of the hand-built lugged steel frame. We’ve written about Rivendell in the past, and Grant himself has also been an occasional contributor to these pages. So either way, both he and his company should be well known to most Brooks Blog readers.