The Brompton World Championships: Racing With Style

Joe Robinson 7 Aug 2019 An event as unique as the bike it's raced on. Cyclist knotted its tie and headed along to see the action Words: Joe Robinson For the thousands of tourists who made the pilgrimage down London's flag-lined streets of The Mall to the Queen’s city residence of Buckingham Palace, Saturday 3rd August may have left them a little confused. Not because the roads had been shut down for a weekend of cycling festivities that centred around Britain’s most famous boulevard but more so by the 600 men and women sporting a mixture of suit jackets and cycling shoes, lugging their folded Brompton bikes down The Mall’s leafy pavements to a race start line. Once the day’s main course, the RideLondon Classique women’s pro race had packed up and left, out came the quirky, fun and unpredictable dessert of the 12th Brompton World Championships. A celebration not ...

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