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02 April 2016

BUC - Zurich 2016

Zurich, Switzerland

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Urban Bike Festival
Zurich, Switzerland
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The Swiss Brompton Urban Challenge 2016 was held in the city of Zurich, as a part of the Urban Bike Festival Zurich. On the 2nd of April the sunny weather and the spring-like temperatures ensured perfect conditions for the challenges we prepared. In teams of 2 to 4 persons the 18 participants completed 7 tasks that focused on creativity and 6 challenges which required speed and skill. The challenges were held in different locations all across Zurich.

The tasks usually included taking creative pictures with your Brompton. Examples include:

-               Taking a picture of a Brompton bike, hidden in the hustle and bustle of Zurich
-               Finding a suitable postcard theme and ask a passerby to take a picture of one’s team and the bikes
-               Take pictures of Brompton bikes, in an unusual type of transport

In addition to the creativity tasks, the participants had to attempt different types of obstacle courses in the shortest time possible. The final challenge of BUC 2016 was a timed obstacle course, which took place in the area of the Urban Bike Festival. Competitors raced one-on-one, they started with unfolding their bike, then circled a couple of pylons, throw a tennis-ball into a bucket, pass a small corridor composed of cardboard boxes and ride over a wooden board, which was placed on a kind of tube. The highlight of the course was the final sprint: Carrying the folded bike, the participants had to run right into a wall of Brompton cardboard boxes, thereby making the wall collapse in a spectacular way.

You can view all the images on the Facebook events album by clicking here.

Until next year!