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      Brooks England Bike Bags: a note by Burton Blake

      For more than a century and a half, Brooks England has gone from being a small workshop to an epitome of high-quality craftsmanship. In 1865, John Boultbee Brooks left his hometown of Hinckley, Leicestershire, with only 20 pounds in his pocket. He moved to Birmingham, where he founded a company on Great Charles Street in 1866 under the name JB Brooks & Co. Since he could not afford another horse, he borrowed a bicycle to get to work. He found the seat so inconvenient he promised to do something about it. Mr. Brooks filed his first patent on October 28, 1882. Everywhere the wading cyclists were happy and the new product was a roaring success. 

      JB Brooks & Co. became known and respected for its beautiful handmade leather saddles and soon began to manufacture bicycle and motorcycle bags and other accessories. Traditional techniques in the production of leather saddles have been passed down from generation to generation, as the company grew under the leadership of the Brooks family until 1958. In 1962, Brooks became part of Raleigh and moved to the current site in Smethwick, in the West Midlands, a few kilometres from the original retired installations. Over the past decade, we as Brooks England have returned to ourselves after a new course that recognizes the company's wealth. Inspired by timeless products designed by our predecessors, we revive the original motto “Saddles, Bags, etc.” and introduce a range of bike bags and other cycling accessories. Brooks England is full of history, a prestigious brand with almost 150 years of tradition and experience. But quality and style never age. Come in and take a seat with those bikes must-have!

      At Burton Blake, you can have the comfort to own a Brooks saddlebag that complements your life where you ride. Pack a spare tube and tools or a sleeping bag and tent. Brooks classic saddlebags put convenient storage right under you. With waterproof and expandable travel bags for bicycles and excursions as well as sophisticated vegetable-tanned leather tool carriers, the range of bicycle bags to place under your saddle is perfect for a city trip or times when you need to completely escape the city. 

      And why not consider Brooks panniers, designed for two-wheeled travel and built for endless adventures and touring. Brooks panniers are made from the finest materials and are designed to last in each of your performance. They are offered in a variety of additional sizes. Scale your bike trips accordingly. Easily and securely connect to the front and rear bike carriers, fill them, roll up the top and write them down. Extra waterproof construction and discreet design allow Brooks saddlebags to easily move from urban to off-grid environments. Perfect for all riders and all-terrain conditions.

      Discover the Brooks England range at Burton Blake, products always in stock at special prices. Free premium express delivery on all UK orders.