English Cycle Style – Basel Edition

15 Apr 2011  |  Posted by BREGAN  |  Categories: Events


Empty tonic glasses are the order of the day

English Cycle Style continues to make it way in and around parts German, cultivating appreciation for things English along its way. Most recently the event debuted in Basel at Single Speed, one of the finest Brooks Dealers of Excellence on the Continent.

The Leather Soho and Barbican – Made in England from Genuine Brooks Leather

Cucumber sandwiches were making the rounds once again

That a bicycle shop would not only offer brands like Brooks and Pashley, but also Nigel Cabourn and handmade shoes, is testament to the changing face of bicycle retailing today. Perhaps not every cyclists cup of tea, but judging by the success of shops such as Single Speed, there certainly exists a segment of the buying public who feel most comfortable doing business with proprietors who let their appreciation for the aesthetics of their products shine through.



Many Swiss braved the existential angst of coming indoors on what was surely one of the finest weather days Basel will see this year, bearing witness to the power of English culture and design.

Many thanks to our new media partners Rouleur, Fahrstil, and Velosophie for promoting this event.

We would also like to thank Michael, Elke, and Nils of Single Speed for their hard work and hospitality, the “wurstsalat” and microbrew were outstanding.

The next edition of English Cycle Style is May 5 in Berlin.


Michael and Nils with the store mascot

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4 Comments

  1. Neil Warner 
    Posted 9:35 am
    15 Apr 2011

    Fever Tree tonic, good choice. With Plymouth Gin I hope?

  2. BREGAN 
    Posted 2:04 pm
    15 Apr 2011

    Hendrick’s!

  3. Tandaylor 
    Posted 3:17 pm
    15 Apr 2011

    What a shop…and with a bike park and tramlines out the front, too.

  4. Einer, der besten Brooks-Händler in Europa. « The Single Speed News 
    Posted 8:16 pm
    15 Apr 2011

    [...] Wir sind natürlich sehr stolz, dass Brooks uns als „one of the finest Brooks Dealers of Excellence on the Continent“ bezeichnet und wir als Gastgeber des English Cycle Style unsere Kunden willkommen heissen durften. Mehr davon hier… [...]