BBC History Magazine

Posted Posted in History, Press

Sorry it has taken ages to update our blog. Our computer broke – too many bumpy roads – and we have been filming and riding all day every day recently so we haven´t had a chance. But Danny wrote this for the BBC History Magazine blog: http://www.bbchistorymagazine.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-0 And Hasdrubal (Javier Roca) from the Cartagena Carthaginian […]

And so it begins…

Posted Posted in Cycling, Filming

Jason our very nice fixer picked us up at Murcia airport yesterday in a mammoth luxury camper van. Its only defect was the roof reaching a harmonic at 120km/h that deafens everyone inside. Danny then proceeded to eat the biggest Buey (Ox) steak any of us had ever seen in preparation for our first day […]

You Packed Me All Night Long

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Thanks to Ben and Sam the packing was relatively easy, but lasted until about 3am in the morning.  Packing up a touring bike to take onto a plane, as you may know or can guess, is quite an ordeal with mudguards, pannier racks, wheels, handlebars, peddles etc all to be taken off and boxed.  This has been […]

Wood Brothers, 2 days to go!

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It’s never too late to test the equipment. Outside their temporary headquarters (Granny’s home in London), for the first time all three Wood Brothers have their bikes laden with panniers for a test run in London traffic.  For old times sake, they return to Sam’s former workplace, the British Museum and snap a photo in […]

There’s Nothing Like a Zombie Movie

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The Wood Brothers have a soft spot for the occasional zombie movie.  With their friend Justin, Ben and Danny went along to FrightFest 2009 – an annual film festival showcasing the latest horror movies – in London’s Leicester Square.  They had the opportunity to see the Norwegian film, Dead Snow, which combined the compelling genres of […]

Collecting the Bikes from Leyland

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Wood Brothers are lucky enough to have their touring bikes custom built by Paul Hewitt Cycles in the town of Leyland, north of Manchester.    That’s Paul in the blue t-shirt.  With Paul’s expert advice, they ended up going a for a Cheviot SE Special Edition touring bike  which has been voted touring bike of the year.  This […]