An Evening with NICOLE COOKE

An Evening with ‘NICOLE COOKE’


Nicole Cooke

Talk, Q+A and Book Signing.

29th November 2014 7pm



01782 835368 or email to book your ticket now.

Nicole will be signing her new book ‘THE BREAKAWAY’

GET £4.00 off Nicole’s Book with your entrance ticket.

PLEASE PRE-ORDER The book is £20, buy with event ticket and get it for £16 we’ll have it ready on the night, for you to get it personally signed by Nicole.


Donna Louise Children’s Hospice


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Handmade Stainless and Titanium Wedding Rings

NEW Rourke Stainless and Titanium wedding rings

We’re pleased to say that we now make bespoke wedding rings. Yes it sounded it bit odd to me at first!! We had a few requests for wedding rings made from the stainless we build our Reynolds 953 from, as I found it interesting, I thought I’d make a couple. One for a customer that asked via a letter and one for our Chris who builds Rourke frames into complete bikes. We’ve had such a good response that we now will be making them to individually too each customer’s requirements.
The rings are mainly made from the inner core that gets taken out of the centre of a headtube in the build process. They are 17/4ph super high grade stainless that we use in the building of Reynolds 953 and Columbus Spirit framesets.

3 Stainless Rings

  Stainless wedding rings

Titanium ring in brushed satin finish


Polished Stainless Ring


If you are interested in a wedding or any bespoke stainless or titanium ring please email

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An Evening with GUY MARTIN

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

Proceeds from the night are going to the Spinal Research Foundation read more about what they do here


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The Elite Bicycle, Portraits of great marques, makers and designers

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.



The Elite Bicycle offers profiles of:

  • Independent Fabrication
  • Time
  • Richard Sachs
  • Ben Serotta
  • Chris King
  • Alex Singer
  • Seven
  • Brooks
  • Selle Italia
  • Ira Ryan
  • Reynolds
  • Cinelli
  • Tony Pereira
  • Columbus
  • Guru
  • Winter
  • Chas Roberts
  • Rourke
  • Cyfac
  • Faggin
  • Pegoretti
  • Condor/Paris
  • DiNucci
  • Spécialités TA
  • Sapim
  • Royce
  • Mavic
  • FMB
  • Continental
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Guy Martin Speed Britain’s fastest cyclist. 100mph bike Channel 4

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

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The 5th Floor

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.


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Rapha Continental

Rapha choose Rourke Cycles as one of the UK builders for the Continental project.

View the video here


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Rourke TT bike makes Cycling Weekly’s 50 greatest bikes all time

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.


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Bespoked Bristol 2012

We’ll be showing at Bespoked Bristol again this year.

See you there!

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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.!/Rourkebikes

Jason Rourke

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