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Brompton World Championships 2015

Brompton World Championships 2015

It's the tenth running of the BWC and to celebrate, Brompton had managed to stage this year's version as part of the FreeCycle/Ride London weekend using a 2 kilometre circuit of St James Park. I've not ridden the BWC since 2012 (this is my fourth BWC in total) and I was amazed as just how far Bromptons and Brompton riders have come on. I don't use my Brompton ever so much these days (but when I do, it is invaluable), and was amazed to see how many modifications are now available both from Brompton and third party vendors. There were some very trick machines there with deep section wheels, lots of titanium etc. One Brompton owner had got his Brompton down to 8kg from what I understood!

A weekend full of Bromptons!

A weekend full of Bromptons!

Well, what a weekend that's been! This weekend was the Brompton World Championships.  It's the third year it's been run and the first time it's been run in the UK.

It's being held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and features about a 13Km ride around the grounds.  Brompton are hoping to have around 500 entries.  The rules are fairly simple - it's timed rather than based on position and you have to wear a suit.