The Bike·Brothers

'Nic & Andy's Cycling Homepage'

"Get to know your bike, and learn to love riding it.
That's how and why I started - purely a love of the bike". Eddy Merckx.

Welcome to our website about cycling and the humble bicycle itself. From an early age we have enjoyed exploring the lanes and tracks of our corner of South East Wales by bicycle. We try to get in as many rides as we can and usually end up going out on the weekend to search out our favourite places. Have a look around our site and enjoy your visit!

This website is dedicated to our Dad.

Website updated on 25.2.18

Forty-four years after seeing Eddy Merckx race in the Tour de France I get the honour of posing next to him at the CycleShow in Birmingham. See 'My day at the Tour de France 1974'

What's new + search our site.....or full index.


Latest additions :- Sharon Clifford's unique Wester Ross bike with frame number 388 ~ Test ride number 2 in Mid-Wales ~ Into the mountains - a test ride ~ Over the British ~ Cefn Ila page updated with scan of the 1897 sale catalogue ~ Whitecastle for Lunch ~ The Return of the Bike Brothers - Llanover Rd


Nic & Andy's favourites :- Our Rides/Gallery ~ Uncle Ron ~ Visits ~ Carlton Lagoon Blue ~ George Longstaff ~ Bill & Jacky ~ Alf Engers (updated 6.12.10) ~ Bruce Bursford & The Ultimate Bike ~ Nic & Andy in the Seventies ~ Cefn-Ila (updated 7.11.17)


Trekking with the Trek

The Flying Gate project - Finished at last!

Ian Hibell

The Wester Ross Cycles Registry

'80's manufacturers of Quality Pedal Cycles Components'

Old bike resource page

Email Nic & Andy

2018 Nic..0....Andy..0
2017 Nic..0....Andy..0
The Lost Summers
2012 Nic..2....Andy..4
2011 Nic..3....Andy..3
2010 Nic..2....Andy..2
2009 Nic..1....Andy..3


Seek to amass not miles, but experiences. Happy is the cyclist who rides throughout the year, taking what comes his way in weather, choosing only his itinerary. At the end of the year he will scoff at the poor soul who puts his mount in cotton wool for the winter, for he will recall the pageantry of an autumn forest, the sparkling winter morning, the ecstasy of spring, and the lazy afternoon of summer. He will rejoice in the tussle with the March wind and the comradeship of his fellows round the winter fireside before the battle to reach home. ~ James Arnold 1910 - 1999.


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