Brompton World Championship
Prudential RideLondon hosts the Brompton World Championship Final race for the fifth year on Saturday 3 August 2019.
The famous eight lap circuit around St James’ Park starts on The Mall and takes in Buckingham Palace. The race starts with a Le Mans-style dash, with entrants frantically unfolding their Bromptons before taking on the 1.6km circuit. The first rider to cross the Finish Line ends the race and takes home their very own Brompton.
The compact size of a Brompton makes it easy to fit into daily life, and this is reflected in the dress code chosen for the race: strictly no Lycra, each rider must dress to impress.
The Brompton World Championship Final is limited to 500 riders, who are chosen by a random draw.
Brompton World Championship Ballot
The ballot to enter the 14th Brompton World Championship has now closed.
Those who successfully entered the ballot were informed of the outcome of their application via email by Friday 15 February. Those who were successful in the ballot were given until 17:00 on Monday 25 February to make the payment of £50 to secure their place.
If payment was not made by this deadline your entry will be removed, and a reserve ballot will be drawn. These deadlines are final, there will be no extensions given under any circumstances.
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 15 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.