You couldn't plan a better start. Relaxing over elevenses at Boxbike in Prenzlauer Berg, around 40 cheerful Brompton riders met up to enjoy the glorious autumn weather before touring through Berlin, negotiating a number of exciting and funny challenges.
Six dedicated Berlin Brompton dealers took part allowing participants to cycle through their stores or handing out jelly babies to the fastest bike folders. Thanks to Boxbike, Prêt-à-Vélo, Velophil, Faltrad-Direktor, The Urban Mobility Store and Kultrad. At Kultrad the event ended in style with the first pictures of the participants, easy music and, last but not least, the awards ceremony with lots of quality prizes from sponsors Brooks and Ortlieb which caused many oohs and aahs.
The first BUC was a complete success and cries out for a follow-up. Next year there are more Urban Challenges planned for Germany. The first will take place in Hamburg.