An Evening with GUY MARTIN
Saturday 29th March 7 pm
Come and join us for An Evening with I.O.M. TT Rider and Britain’s fastest cyclist.
Supporting Guy’s chosen charity – Spinal Research Foundation
Guy will be in the shop talking about his amazing feat of becoming Britain’s fastest cyclist when he reached 112.94 MPH on a handbuilt Rourke cycle.
Answer your questions about life in the crazy world of Motorcycle Racing, world record tobogaiing, riding motorbikes on water, human powered flight or more importantly, What’s your favourite cup of tea?
Book signing, Guy will be signing his new book ‘Speed’
James Woodroofe Director of ‘Guy Martin Speed’ and Executive producer for North One Television will also be at there, James also worked with Guy on ‘How Britain Worked’ so you can be sure of a few funny stories, Guy would rather forget.
The event is Ticket only. Available from the shop, Brian Rourke Cycles 194 Waterloo Road Burslem. Price per person £10
Or by email and Paypal – this will incur a booking fee of £2.00 per ticket – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from the night are going to the Spinal Research Foundation read more about what they do here http://www.spinal-research.org/
Very proud to be included in this book.
The Elite Bicycle.
Forward by Sir Paul Smith.
Graeme and Gerard need no introductions, but I’ll put one anyway.
Graeme Fife has written for a wide range of publications including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, Rouleur, Cycling Weekly, and Cycle Sport. His books on cycling include Tour de France: Tour de Suffrance and Inside the Peloton.
Gerard Brown is a professional cycling photographer and an amateur racer. He contributes regularly to cycling and automotive magazines, including Privateer, Rouleur, and Octane.
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Guy Martin ‘Speed’ Britains Fastest Cyclist.
Rourke bikes were asked to build a bike for I.O.M. T.T. Legend and T.V. Presenter Guy Martin. Our objective was to build a bike capable of breaking the British speed record currently set at 110mph.
Guy attempts, with the help of slipstreaming, to break the British record for outright speed on a bicycle: an incredible 110mph. Guy recruits an unlikely team made up of a truck racer, an Olympic gold medallist, a bicycle builder and a design engineer more used to working on next-generation military aircraft. Together they work out how to modify a 1000-horsepower racing lorry to create a large enough slipstream for Guy to cycle in, and build a unique bicycle gearing system capable of triple-figure speeds. With help from British Olympic track cyclist Laura Trott, Guy undergoes a relentless training regime to get fit enough for the record attempt. As he lines up at Pendine Sands in Wales – the scene of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s historic land speed record attempts in Bluebird – it is without question the most dangerous thing this Isle of Man TT racer has ever done. The programme ’100mph bike’ is the 1st in a 6 part series with other speed related madness in them. It will go out 29th December 8 pm Channel 4
Channel 4 Episode Guide
Guy Martin’s Website
The 5th Floor asked me to send a a few pics of a 953 track frame I recently built, that they spotted on my Instagram feed, you can see more here or in our gallery.
Rapha choose Rourke Cycles as one of the UK builders for the Continental project.
View the video here
Ian Cammish won numerous BBAR titles on various models of the same or similar bike.
Rourke bikes had also helped Phil Griffiths to win BBAR titles before Ian, then amazingly Kevin Dawson was on Rourke bikes after Ian and went on to win a record number of Titles
Please feel free to vote for our bike. If nothing else it did make a bit of time-trail history.
We’ll be showing at Bespoked Bristol again this year.
See you there!
I’m now on twitter. I will keep the frames and shop stuff reguarly topped up however I’m using it as my personal one too, so beware you could find some random Stoke City any sport and even a spot of fishing on there.
This has become popular now with clients keeping check on their bike progress, if you would like the odd picture of your bike’s progress. Let Gareth know when you have your measure up. Then drop me a tweet.
Our (well Brian’s own) Rourke 953 road bike came 2nd in the public vote for best in show at Bespoked Bristol. The competition was outstanding and I have to say we’re delighted.
We will be showing at the Bespoked Bristol Handmade Bicycles Show
11th and 12th of June 2011
More info www.bespokedbristol.com