Brompton World Championship racing to Goodwood in 2013

Brompton World Championship Participant

Brompton World Championship Participant

The 8th Brompton World Championship, the biggest folding bike race in the world, will move to Goodwood Motor Circuit this year as part of the Orbital Cycling Festival and is set to be bigger than ever. The race, which together with the Brompton Eliminator and Brompton Sprint make up the acclaimed Brompton Treble event, will take place on the weekend of 27th– 28th July.

Goodwood Motor Circuit, famous for the Festival of Speed, has a bigger capacity than previous World Championship venues and we are hoping to see over 1,000 Brompton riders on the track. A two day event, the Sprints and Eliminator will take place on Saturday and the World Championship on Sunday; camping facilities will be available for those wishing to be involved in both days and the event is expected to have a festival atmosphere.

Click on the image to see the launch video celebrating the new venue. Registration for the events opens at midday on April 2nd. For further details visit

Show Time
In January, Brompton attended the London Bike Show. With many Brompton staff taking part in the Nocturne folding bike race, held on the Saturday of the event, it was pleasing to see Brompton’s Quality Systems Manager, Thomas Shaeffer, place 3rd in the finals.

Great fun was had at the North American Handmade Bike Show last month. The show provided a real opportunity to showcase the care and craftmanship that goes into each one of our bikes; of particular interest to many visitors to the stand was the hand brazing that is done in our London Factory.

This month Brompton will be attending the Taipei International Cycle Show; if you are also planning to attend, visit us at booth number L0425. A little closer to home,Brompton will make its inaugural showing at the Bespoked Bristol Show the weekend of 12th-14th April, stand number 2.

Brompton Dock: New Locations Launched
Our sister company, Brompton Dock, have had a great start to the year already; Oxford saw the first dock of 2013 open last Friday, the 15th March. This is to be followed by a dock opening in Peterborough tomorrow, Wednesday 20th March, and at the Whittington Hospital in North London next week. To see all of the locations, find out about tariffs and keep up to date with all their news please visit the Brompton Dock website.

Since our last update, we have launched our new and improved website and a Blog; we hope you like them. There are still a lot of exciting new developments to launch on the site and interesting posts coming up on the Blog, so keep your eyes peeled!