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Two Cyclists riding a Brompton Electric bike on a Paris cycle lane
Cities Reimagined.

No one could have ever expected what’s happened in the last year with the COVID pandemic – from lockdowns to facemasks, the way that we live our lives in cities has changed forever. But we’ve adapted, found new ways to move freely around our cities, with many turning to a Brompton to help them do it.

We’ve spoken to people around the globe and asked them how they use a Brompton to move in their city, uncovering what has changed and how they hope their city will shape itself in the future.

Cities, reimagined.

Cities Reimagined - South Africa

When Francia left Manhattan 18-months ago to go on an extended holiday, he had no idea a global pandemic would lead him to a totally new life on the South African coast. With his high-pressure legal job behind him and enforced travel restrictions in place, there was no choice but to slow down and take time. Along with his trusted Brompton, he explored the world around him.

Francia from South Africa smiling with his arms out wide in front of a river

Cities Reimagined - Melbourne

Eddy Carroll and Alasdair MacKinnon of The Boroughs, an internationally recognised design store in East Brunswick, Melbourne, ride their Bromptons to deliver their orders and have found places they didn’t even know existed along the way.

A wall in Melbourne with art posters

Featuring - Eddy Carroll and Alasdair MacKinnon of https://www.theboroughs.co/ 

Videographer - Ryan Skeleton

Cities Reimagined - Shanghai

Shanghai local, drinks and distillery expert Yang Jinyong uses his Brompton to get around the city.

Life has changed in China following the virus, and cycling has seen a dramatic increase in popularity as more people avoid the risks of public transport.

A cyclist with their Brompton looking at the Shanghai sky line

Cities Reimagined - Tokyo

Model Risa Shichino has been riding her bike across Tokyo more often following the pandemic.  

Risa takes her Brompton with her to shoots and training, keeping away from the crowds and staying active while she travels. 

Risa Shichino stretching in a yoga studio

Cities Reimagined - Putrajaya

Mariana owns and runs her own business in Putrajaya. Her biggest challenge was dealing with traffic jams on her way to meet clients, which completely changed when she was introduced to Brompton.

 

Riding bikes is a lifelong passion of Mariana's, and is also a great way for her to spend time with her children.

Mariana cycling on her Brompton in Putrajaya, Malaysia

More Owner Stories...

From NYC to London to Paris, watch how Brompton owners in cities around the world have been using their bicycles on tour, to get to work, and to just explore.

Los Angeles

Based in LA, bassist Nathan East brought his Brompton to NYC to play 2 nights at Madison Square Garden with Eric Clapton.

Nathan East sitting in between his folded Brompton and his base guitar case

Los Angeles

Ryan Maxey is a documentary filmmaker living in LA. He takes his bike with him all over the world, check out some of his coolest scenes.

A half-folded Brompton in front of a Luna Park entrance

New York City

Tom Lutz works at Google’s Chelsea Market offices and enjoys an unusual commute, 20 miles daily, year-round from his home in Leonia, NJ. You see, Tom commutes by Brompton – and boat!

Tommy Lutz rowing his folding boat on the Hudson River with the Brompton aboard

New York City

Need a haircut? TheVeloBarber will come to you – by bike! Traveling around NYC and to cities around the world, watch how Julien Howard has connected to his customers in a new way by using his Brompton to get around.

VeloBarber cutting a client's hair

London

Brompton’s very own Head of Product, Joel Natale has been working in the cycling industry for years. When you’re meeting people across the city and traveling in and out of London for work and play, you need a quick way to get around.

Joel Natale wearing a green jumper speaking to the camera

London

Luke Hopwood was one of the very first customers of Brompton Electric. An avid mountain cyclist, Luke switched from taking the Tube to get to work to cycling about 40 miles every single day.

Luke sitting beside his folded Brompton Electric in white

London

Based in East London for over 20 years, Andy works as a UX consultant. Being able to keep his bike folded up at home or in the office means it stays safe – successfully avoiding being nicked while left outside.

Andy cycling in front of a building covered in graffiti in London

Paris

“It’s not a bike you lock in the city, it’s a bike you keep with you.” Master barista Leonardo works in a specialty café in Paris.

Leonardo cycling in front of the Eiffel Tower

Paris

Camille, originally from Paris, lives in London but is often catching the Eurostar with her Brompton to catch up with friends or head to a meeting.

Camille pushing her Brompton inside a train station

Berlin

Since he was a child, Wil loved cycling. Having racing bikes all his life, Wil was introduced to Brompton while working in London.

Wil wearing a grey shirt and sitting next to a full book shelf

Madrid

Jose Alberto lives in a small town 20km from Madrid. A passionate cyclist, working in a bike shop and commutes using his hybrid car and Brompton to get across Madrid.

Jose joining friends at a table in public with their Brompton bikes

Amsterdam

Artist and entrepreneur Roos loves how quickly she can move around Amsterdam on her Brompton. She thinks of cycling as a form of meditation, a time to be with herself.

Roos speaking to the camera in front of a filled bookshelf