The New Kid On The Block, Blog #1

Who?

I’m George the new fresh face at Bristol bicycles, well mainly fresh… depends on what time you catch me in the morning. I’m a fan of fat tyres and casual riding. I’ll often be found riding an unsuitable bike in off-road situations, be that walking it down precarious descents or getting funny looks from mountain bikers as I pass them on the hills (not that I’m particularly good up hill). With a background in film I’m hoping I can capture some pretty images and stories here at Bristol Bicycles.

Bike?

I currently ride a Brothers Kepler Disc frame set, with a few choice parts on it. Big fat tubeless tyres, wide flared bars and all the bosses for touring the world ( not that I am touring the world but I like the idea of it ).

Previous photos from traveling all over the world, on and off the bike (including, Iceland, Morocco and Holland)

Favourite food?

I’m all about the pizza! If you had to make me pick a type I’ll take anchovies and capers any day of the week. Ok, don’t push me, I’ll tell you the best place to get one. Bertha’s Pizza right here in sunny old Bristol. They do the best anchovy pizza this side of Naples.

Favourite place to ride?

Don’t get me wrong I love a good hill but I think Holland takes the top prize when it comes to cycling. It’s flat, the people are friendly and the bike paths are remarkable. After recently touring through Holland and Belgium whilst carrying my camping gear and drinking fine Belgian beer (their equivalent of a coffee stop). It’s amazing to see how friendly people are to those traveling by bike, so my favourite place to ride has to be just that.

What I’m hoping to do ?

I’m hoping to help grow the Bristol Bicycles brand and interact with many of you (the loyal customers). If you’re in store please do say hello! In the words of Billy Bragg “if you stick around I’m sure we can find some common ground”… especially if that ground is bike or pizza based. I think that’s the quote anyway. Please send in photos and stories about your Bristol Bicycles, or even just interesting bikes we have serviced here at Jake’s. I want to re-post and work with our customers as much as possible and continue to grow the Bristol Bicycles Family.

Best cycling accessory?

My new safety Pizza. What’s not to love…? Safety and pizza! For those not in the loop, a safety pizza is a hand-stitched luminous little pizza. It dangles off the back of your bike keeping you safe and highly visible whilst also showing your love for the humble dough.

What’s next?

Watch this space! I’ll be uploading regular blogs and updating Instagram and all other social media platforms daily (if all goes to plan).

My personal Instagram (for my all my previous work), instagram.com/georgedibbs/

The safety Pizza, www.safetypizza.com

Bertha’s Pizza, www.berthas.co.uk