Framebuilder with TdF heritage Ellis Briggs enters liquidation

West Yorkshire framebuilder Ellis Briggs has gone into voluntary liquidation having been unable to clear debts.

Now with insolvency specialists Walsh Taylor, the business operated a bricks and mortar premises where long-term employee Paul Gibson controlled the business, having bought it from family owners John and Paul Briggs in 2016.

As documented on, the business has a deep history in professional road cycling, having shot to fame in the post World War 2 cycling boom.

Ken Russell scooped the 1952 Tour of Britain as an independent aboard an Ellis Riggs build, while Brian Robinson rode to victory on two stages of the Tour de France in 1952 aboard a rebadged build. Beryl Burton too was a notable rider of the Yorkshire firm’s bikes.

Those interested in the assets of the business can make contact with Walsh Taylor on 03300 244 660, or via email here.