Brooks are already world-renowned for their saddles, but less people know of their support for bike polo. They are key sponsors of the European, North American and World Championships and their saddles grace many a polo bike.
So it was with great pleasure that I received a box of six of their new Colt saddles, in turquoise, mustard and black (that’ll be mine, then…). These look like seriously tough saddles – the leather is pretty firm and thick, the edges chamfered (perhaps by Eric “The Chamferer” Murray) and the rivets hand-hammered copper. These babies retail at £115 and are sure to survive any impending apocalypse.
Black Stabbath have already secured the first three and the remainder will go to The B Team as formulated from the next round of seeding. Players are improving so fast in Birmingham at the moment that we’re going to have to do seeding more often, so if you want to get your mitts on one of these, make sure you a) keep coming to practice, b) keep getting better and c) impress everyone else with your skills. We’ll get everyone voting again in about a month’s time.