One more good reason to go Brompting about…
The comments section of the Brooks Online Shop has been bombarded for some time by incredulous (but patient) Brompton enthusiasts querying for a date when a set of 100mm Slender Grips for use with the famous M-Series handlebar will be available.
Brompting Brompton Enthusiasts, that day has come.
Mr. Webb Is Famous Not As A Clock Watcher, More As A Cartoon Watcher.
Last week at the Smethwick Works, a small ceremony took place to honour our 2012 Brooks Employee of the Year.
Since his initial short spell with us way back in 1971, Phillip Webb has found himself at times elsewhere employed, but like the proverbial bad penny, he always come back. This, of course, is the only tendency which Phil shares with a bad penny. In all other respects he’s an excellent guinea, so to speak. And fortunately, his most recent stint has lasted thus far since 2004.
August Sees Riders Of the Transcontinental Taking Off
If you were one of the thousands who avidly followed the heroics of Mike Hall et al last year in their race around the globe during the WCR Grand Tour, then we have news of a very special forthcoming event that should be of interest to you.
Two weeks of two-wheeled, human-powered, sleep-deprived talking to yourself, with little but Mother Nature and the purr of chain sliding over cog to keep you company along roads sandwiched by the Thames and Bosphorus. “Unmatched… Unconstrained…”, but perhaps most importantly, “Unsupported.”
Welcome to the Quick Energy Transcontinental Race.
If you’re keen on picking up glossy material issuing forth from one of the world’s venerable publishing houses specializing in cycling press, then you may have likely already come across our new ad campaign that focuses on the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle journey.
While shooting this campaign, we made a video that will be released very soon chronicling the path taken by former Brooks employee Andrew Hunter and his friend Adam Ferguson as they made their way from Cornwall to Caithness.
During this adventure we managed to inconvenience Adam, by way of his unpacking, so that we were able to shoot a short video to explain the details of our new pannier bags and how they function.
If you would like to be notified the moment the full-length video of their journey is released, please register for updates at www.enjoyeverymile.com.
Rivendell's Directeur Sportif Radios Through Some Tactical Advice From The Team Car.
The excellence of the machines designed and assembled by Petersen and his team in Walnut Creek, California has long since attained Article of Faith status among aficionados of lugged steel frames around the world. Not forgetting that before setting up on his own, his work as a designer at Bridgestone in the early 90s had already spawned the iconic X0 series.
First Of Our Occasional Series On Retro Riding Events Planned For The Coming Year.
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.
Spectator-Friendly Spills Abound On Tight, Tough Indoor Racing Circuit.
Hi, Wheel! (All photos for this piece are courtesy of Liz Seabrook.)
The Brooks England team was visible at the The London Bike Show earlier this month in various capacities. Aside from manning our own stand for the duration of the event, we were also on board with our good friends from the IG London Nocturne who were hosting a series of races over the weekend.
Grant Petersen holds forth before the gathered throng at Huckleberry Bicycles
The Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show kicked off this past December in San Francisco, California with an evening party at host shop Huckleberry Bicycles, bringing together a group of stylish, functional and unique brands from all over the world to showcase the finest in urban and transportation cycling.
All photos by Matthew Reamer, courtesy of Momentum Mag.
Rivendell Chief Administers Dose Of Performance Enhancing Common Sense To Cyclists.
Grant Petersen has some timely things to say about competitive riding. (Photo Reno Rambler)
The 2013 Brooks Bugle will soon be ready for dispatch. It promises to contain a breadth and scope of material unattained by any of our previous Bugles. And that’s saying something, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Of the several excellent contributions we received from various luminaries of the world of cycling, we were perhaps most excited to have something for this year’s Bugle from Rivendell’s Grant Petersen.