On July 13, 2014, Rob English crashed while racing at the front the Tour of Aufderheide. He suffered multiple broken bones and other serious injuries and is still in the hospital. His doctors have said that his road to recovery is going to be long. Many know Rob as a top level competitor or as an A-list custom frame builder who has taken top honors in the North American Handmade Bicycle Show—or that he is an all-around great guy. There has been an outpouring of support and desire to reach out and help. As a self-employed frame builder, it will likely be some time before Rob can wield a torch at English Cycles as he recovers. The local cycling community and community at large has come together to help lessen the financial impact of this so that he can concentrate on recuperation and rehabilitation. Please help in any way you can, here.https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1b45/rob-english-s-medical-and-recovery-costs?utm_source=facebook
In the last 15 years bike building has become more and more automated. We are proud to be able to partner with and feature a bike builder at the top of his game that is keeping true craftsmanship alive. This video was created during a trip to Oregon to meet and ride with Rob English as we brought a new custom bike into the world! More info on the project can be found at http://www.englishcycles.com and at http://www.mystoller.com.