Brompton World Championship
The Brompton World Championship, now in its 10th year is a global racing event with qualifying legs in over 13 countries around the world. Riders must be on a Brompton bike and also must abide by the formal dress code!
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The Brompton World Championship was first held in Barcelona, Spain in 2006 and 2007 before moving to the UK for a successive run of five years at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. The Championship’s inaugural event at Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester was held in 2013.
Taking place on the weekend of 27th 28th July 2013, Brompton held 3 races, including the Brompton World Championship at Orbital Cycling festival on Goodwood Motor Circuit. Along with racing, the Brompton area featured art installations, afternoon tea, roller racing, live jazz and a whole host of other entertainment. We hope this video captures some of the magic!
Since winning the Brompton Treble in 2012, fame and fortune has found its way to Richard Spencer. We follow him as he heads to Goodwood Motor Circuit to check out the course for the 2013 World Championship...
Brompton World Championship 2012 Results
Male winner: Michael Hutchinson (20:17)
Female winner: Julia Shaw (23:39)
Veteran male winner: Hubert Kivit (22:12)
Veteran female winner: Pauline Warner (26:04)
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.
The 6th Brompton World Championship was held on Sunday 21st August, in glorious sunshine; for the fourth year in a row it was held as part of the Breast Cancer Care Bike Blenheim Palace Festival of Cycling.
The event was held over the same circuit as in previous years, comprising 2 laps of a 6.5km course; the 2011 Brompton World Champion, Michael Hutchinson, set the fastest time on the course yet with a time of 21:15. Rachael Elliott succeeded in securing the title of Fastest Female for the second year in a row, with a time of 23:35, improving on her previous time by nearly two minutes. The full results listing is now available as is the team results breakdown at www.brompton.co.uk/bwc/2011
Despite the hot weather the rules for the event remained the same: helmets were an absolute must, as was a blazer or suit jacket, collared shirt and neck tie. Prizes were also awarded for the best-dressed, those that had managed to add an air of sartorial elegance to the proceedings
Training diary of a Brompton World Championship team.