The distributor of Brooks Saddles has confirmed that all Brooks products are still available to UK buyers despite Brooks’ online statement.
Over the weekend Forbes reported that Brooks would no longer ship saddles to UK customers, this is still fact and UK customers trying to purchase saddles and other Brooks products directly from the Brooks website will see a message stating as much.
However, Extra, the UK distributor of Brooks saddles, has confirmed that despite what earlier reports stated, all Brooks products are still available through UK stockists. Whereas products bought directly from the Brooks website are shipped from a centralised warehouse in Italy, Extra has all Brooks products delivered to their UK warehouse directly from the Midlands.
You may have seen some reports in the press over the weekend about supply of Brooks England saddles to the UK being postponed due to difficulties around Brexit. We want to assure you that this only affects consumers buying Brooks England products directly from the Brooks England website. Orders from anywhere in the World through this website are fulfilled from a single location in Italy.
UK distribution through Extra UK is unchanged. Extra UK will continue to deliver Brooks England products to Brooks Premium Dealers throughout the UK and Ireland. UK consumers can use the Brooks England store locator at https://www.brooksengland.com/storelocator/ to find a local stockist.
Furthermore, we can confirm that UK-made Brooks England products are shipped directly from the Brooks England factory in Smethwick to Extra UK’s warehouse, and not via Selle Royal’s HQ in Italy.
Rest assured that availability of Brooks England products in the UK through its UK distributor, Extra UK, remains unchanged.Extra UK
This means that while you can’t purchase your leather saddle, grips or packs directly from the Brooks website, you can still purchase them from your local stockists.
Not only is this great news for UK fans of Brooks’ premium leather products, but it also reduces the carbon footprint of UK sales and helps out your local bike shop too.
You can read our original, updated, article here.
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