Brompton Bikes: Engineered in Britain

Uploaded by  on Aug 22, 2011

On-bike footage taken aboard a Brompton S1E singlespeed (race number 060) at the Brompton World Championship during Bike Blenheim Palace on 21st August 2011 (speeded-up version is also available on YOUTUBE if this video is too long for you).
A time of 26m26s was good enough for 83rd place overall out of a field totalling 673. The course consisted of two laps of approximately 6.5km (4miles), and I averaged about 18.5mph. The winner was 5mins faster. Footage taken with a Veho Muvi attached to the front carrier mount. (sorry about the sound, the mic picked up all the road noise).
I love the silhouette of the pirate running by at the start…

Published on Apr 24, 2012 by 

The Brompton factory race team head to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester for a secret training camp in preparation for the 2012 Brompton World Championship.

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by Brompton Bicycle

Brompton bicycles are unique, both in their design and the way they are made… and where they are made – you will find few global bike brands still manufactured in their city of origin. We continue to design and build our bikes in West London because it is the only way to ensure the necessary quality on our hand-built bicycles. Moving production offshore in search of lower labour costs, business rates and taxes would certainly bring some obvious benefits, but these would be outweighed by the consequences of losing control over quality and, ultimately, losing the confidence of the consumer.