Brompton World Championship
In 2016, Prudential RideLondon featured the 11th Brompton World Championship race, bringing this unique event back to central London for a second successive year.
Always a show-stopping spectacle, the Brompton World Championship will see more than 500 riders make a mad dash to unfold their bikes before sprinting off on two wheels to complete up to eight laps around St James’s Park. In true criterium style the fastest person to complete the race will end the race. The opportunity to race in this iconic setting means competition for places is always fierce, with only 575 available.
Click below for searchable 2016 results.
History repeated itself at the 11th Brompton World Championship Final as Mark Emsley and Isabel Hastie took their third successive titles. Check out highlights from the race below or Read the 2016 race report here.
No Lycra allowed!
This is a strictly no Lycra allowed race – it’s a chance for riders to showcase their city style in suit jackets, collared shirts and neck ties. Shorts, three-quarter length trousers and skirts may be worn, though sports attire must not be visible. There are no footwear restrictions.
The unique Brompton folding bike was designed and built in London in 1975 by Andrew Ritchie in his flat in South Kensington, opposite the Brompton Oratory. Still made in London today, Brompton is now the UK’s largest bike manufacturer. Each bike is handmade by highly skilled craftsmen and can be customised to an ever-growing range of combinations (see Brompton bike builder).
Brompton now has nine flagship retail stores in cities around the world, including a London store in Covent Garden.
To enable even more people to enjoy freedom and independence, Brompton has also opened a bike hire scheme in the UK. Find out more here.