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July 20, 2011 in Enjoy the ride

Rides A Bike

July 15, 2011 in Bicycles

 

We’ve been really busy these past few weeks developing new cycling products for our AW11 range (whilst we mourn the end of summer, who can’t be just a bit excited about the thought of those crisp Autumn rides, the whole ‘back to school’ vibe and an excuse to buy a new coat!). We’re endlessly fascinated by the grace and style of classic cycling and have been looking back at all sorts of archive material for ideas.

One incredible online photo library has been an endless source of inspiration. ¬†Updated several times a week, Rides A Bike is one joyful vintage photograph after another of “old Hollywood stars on their two-wheeled steeds, from the days when A-listers would pedal between scenes on studio lots. James Stewart gives Grace Kelly a lift down the road; Jean Harlow walks a bike on a pavement; Audrey Hepburn pedals past Humphrey Bogart. Each is romantic and nostalgic evidence of the elegance of bike-riding, a reminder of why it endures!” – The Independent


Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart Ride A Bike

Photography courtesy of { Rides A Bike }

Summer has officially begun…

July 5, 2011 in Cycling Accessories

… now that our new, even lovelier picnic blankets saddle straps have arrived!

Our full grain tan calfskin leather straps now have beautiful BEG embossing on the handle and an even chunkier design for secure fitting to the back of your saddle.

Find the Picnic Blankets with Saddle Staps here in our BEG Bicycles boutique.

No discerning Brooks saddle would be seen without, didn’t you know?!