Brompton World Championship Final
The sun shone as over 500 Brompton riders took to the streets for this uniquely British event. Starting with a mad dash to unfold their bikes, the route passed some of London most famous landmarks including The Mall, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Horseguards Parade. Riders raced around 8 laps of the 1.3mile course. Mark Emsley claimed his 3rd Mens crown and was awarded a Bremont watch, whilst Isabel Hastie won 1st place with a photo finish in the Women’s race and was presented a Brompton World Championship Limited Edition bike designed by Brompton especially for this year’s race. Former pro cyclist David Millar and Michael Hutchinson battled hard but just missed out on the championship.
Brompton bikes have been built in London for over 40 years and bringing this unique race back to the capital was the perfect backdrop to showcase the speed, agility and freedom a Brompton bike offers for city living. There were also opportunities for the public to trial a Brompton on the day at the Aldwych festival site. This area provided a taster of #TryBrompton month which starts in September, where the public can test ride a bike at every Brompton dealer in the UK.
Brompton CEO, Will Butler-Adams OBE had this to say: “It’s great to see this iconic British event held in London for the second time as part of Prudential RideLondon. The Brompton World Championship is a great way to showcase the joy of cycling and how a Brompton bike is a surprisingly fast and nimble way of getting around the city!”
Brompton hosted a range of fun activities across the day in their hospitality area including a Best Dressed competition that was voted for by Boden clothing’s design team, a live discussion with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams and BBC World Affairs Correspondent Michael Wooldridge and a Gin masterclass from Bulldog Gin to name a few.
Congratulations to all those who took part. A race to remember.
Click the below links to see the race results:
Men's team results
Women's team results
Veterans team results
Entries to the race are now closed but don't worry you can still share in the excitement of the day.
You can purchase a ticket to enter the Brompton Hospitality Area on The Mall at the entrance which is situated by the Duke of York steps. From here you’ll be able to watch the race track-side and witness the unique Le Mans start as the riders rush to unfold their bikes to race off round the track and see close up the sprint finish down the Mall towards the finish line.
The area will also offer a variety of food and drink options as well as other entertainment to ensure a fun filled afternoon. The ticket price is £15 and includes one alcoholic drink and food voucher. Tickets available for over 18’s only. Under 12s are welcome in the hospitality area without a ticket as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Please note this ticket does not enable you to a place in the race, this is for access to the hospitality area only. If you are riding in the race you will also receive one guest pass into the hospitality area.
Murdock London, the capital's premier gentlemen's grooming specialists, will be on site to tidy up any loose hairs and reshape beards to ensure maximum photo and slipstream readiness. Head over to their pop-up barbers to have one of their complimentary services:
Quick Tidy Up Haircut
Light trim of sides and back of neck with finish. (30 mins)
Quick Beard Reshape
A tidy up, shaping and styling of the ol' whiskers. (15-30 mins)
This year's Official Brompton World Championship 2016 T-shirt and Race caps are now available. Shop our online store now for these specially designed items.
Individual Race Prize Categories
All riders will be entered into the individual category. These positions will be calculated from the event start time (gun time), therefore the Le Mans start and unfolding is included in the result. First over the line wins.
1st Fastest Male & Female
2nd Fastest Male & Female
3rd Fastest Male & Female
1st Fastest Veteran Male & Female
Best-dressed male competitor
Best-dressed female competitor
1st Fastest Male will win a Bremont watch and 1st Fastest Female will win a Brompton BWC Edition bike.
Team Race Prize Categories
Times are calculated based on the 3 fastest times in the team; each team can have a maximum of 5 people. The time is based on when each rider crosses the line and the highest number of laps competed (chip time).
1st Fastest Team
1st Fastest Female Team
Fastest Veteran Team
Prizes will be announced at the awards ceremony after the race.
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, returns on Saturday 30 July 2016 with an enhanced route and a new Festival Zone on the Southbank.
We will have a Brompton trial area at the Aldwych site where you can ride a range of Brompton models. Brompton owners* can also claim a Brompton badge.
Register for RideLondon FreeCycle by clicking here.
This year the event, which is part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London’s office, will showcase new areas of the capital. The route will again take in the Strand and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and returns to the Victoria Embankment, taking in a section of the newly opened East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3).
The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London. There are a further two miles of Explore Routes through the City of London, allowing riders to meander through the historic streets of the capital. View the route map below.
Seven Festival Zones (up from six last year) offer riders a chance to stop and enjoy a huge range of free bike-based entertainment and to try out many different bike-based activities. The seven Festival Zones are:
• Green Park
• Aldwych (Brompton trial site)
• Lincoln’s Inn Fields
• Guildhall Yard
• Leadenhall Market
• St Paul’s Churchyard
• Southbank (new for 2016)
*We will be giving exclusive Brompton badges to Brompton owners that visit the site, whilst stocks last.
Click here to view all rider information for the Brompton World Championship Final.
11:00 - Hospitality area & race registration opens
13:00 - Fastest Fold round 1
14:00 - Bulldog Gin Masterclass
14:30 - Fastest Fold round 2
15:00 - Mike Wooldridge, BBC World Affairs Correspondent & ambassador for BBC Media Action will be putting questions to Brompton CEO, Will Butler-Adams
15:45 - #MyUnseenCity winners presentation and film screening
16:00 - Registration closes
Best dressed catwalk judged by Boden Clothing
16:30 – Rider briefing 1
17:00 – Prudential RideLondon Women's Classique
18:45 - Rider briefing 2
19:15 – BWC race starts
20:30 – BWC awards ceremony
21:00 - Hospitality area closes
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If you have a confirmed race place in the final there is still time to get your team together!....
To enter a team you will need to submit your team name and the names of all team members to the BWC events team by Friday 22nd July. Riders will not be able to join teams after this time.
Please note that teams may be made up of a minimum of three participants and a maximum of five. To classify, at least three members of a team must finish the race; team classification will be determined by the aggregated times of every team’s top three finishers. In Veterans teams all members must be over 50 on the day of the event.
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