Ellis Briggs Cycles have been making bicycles for more than 80 years and their craftsmanship is still in big demand, as John Hayes discovers. Pictures by Bruce Rollinson.
Monday, 14th September 2020, 11:45 am
Picture Bruce Rollinson
The epic climbs and descents of the region’s Tour de Yorkshire bike race could be a perfect analogy for the cycling industry. Currently enjoying a renaissance, thanks largely to reduced traffic levels during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, nobody is sure whether this is the start of a healthy transportation revolution or a passing fad bolstered by gym closures (now reopened) and furloughed workers with time on their hands.
Paul Gibson, as the current proprietor of Ellis Briggs Cycles, a business based in the West Yorkshire town of Shipley since 1936 and famed as the oldest