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WHY WE NEED TO ACT NOW

 

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LET'S SAVE OUR CITIES

Beginning in our home city of London, we’ve launched our Campaign for Movement to drive change, take a stand and make our cities happier and healthier places to live.

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Campaign for Movement, Brompton Bicycle

Explore

Informed by our design and product teams many long distance trips by Brompton, the Explore edition has been carefully spec’d and kitted out to make sure you’re ready for the next long trip, or any slight diversion from the city.

 

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Colour

Finished in earthy hues of Forest Green and Explore Orange inspired by the landscape.
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Tyres

Marathon Racer Folding Tyres in Tanwall, the best all round tyre, now folding.
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Easy Fold

Folds in seconds to 23x22x10.6 inches.

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Relaxed

Comfortable ride position lets you take in the sights.

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Relaxed

Comfortable ride position lets you take in the sights.

Useful

Carry your stuff in our front bag and let the bike do the work.

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Travel Ready

Breeze through airports and transit hubs with our custom made travel bag.

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Join us for a ride!

On September 22nd 2019, we hosted rides across the world to celebrate Car Free Day.

 

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15,000 Free Bike Hire Days

We are providing 5,000 £1 bike hire memberships and 15,000 free bike hire days via our UK nationwide Brompton Bike Hire scheme. Find out more here.

 

Take Action

Ask your local policymaker what they're doing to put movement at the heart of healthier, happier cities. Your voice has power, so use it!

Write a letter to your policymaker here.

Get moving

Did you know that 68% of car journeys in the UK are less than 5 miles?

Cycling and walking is the obvious choice for short journeys, but people often use a car.

Imagine the impact we could have if we all committed to making those trips by bike or foot?

Read more here.

Air Quality

Air pollution causes at least 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK.*

unclogs roads and arteries

Cycling is proven to bring huge benefits to our societies, to health, the environment and the economy.

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There are 66.4 million people in the UK. Only 3% regularly ride a bike.**

Depression

Regular physical activity reduces depression up to 30% and the chance of developing cancer by up to 45%.***

Football pitches

Over 8,000 hectares of Central London land is taken up by parked cars. That’s the same size as 57 Hyde Parks, 6.6 Heathrow Airports or 5,714 Football Pitches.****

42 Bromptons

1 parking space = 42 Bromptons. Surely there is a better way to use car parking space?

SPECIAL EDITIONS

Limited runs of interesting bikes and collaborations from across the globe.
1975

Inspiration

Andrew Ritchie starts designing a folding bike in his flat overlooking the Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London

1977
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The first designs

The first Brompton bikes are fairly crude but fold neatly and conveniently into a tiny package. It is a remarkable step forward in folding bike design.

1981
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Production begins

Low volume, ad-hoc production begins.

1988
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The first factory

Full time production commences in units set in railway arches in Brentford, West London.

1987

Recognition

Brompton is awarded with the coveted Best Product Award at the Cyclex event held at Olympia, London.

1995
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Royal Recognition

Brompton receives Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.

2003

Long distance

A Brompton is ridden at the South Pole.

2006

And they're off

The first Brompton World Championship race is held in Barcelona.

2011

Going global

The first Brompton Junction store opens in Kobe, Japan. First Brompton Bike Hire station opens in Guildford.

2013

London Calling

Brompton Junction Covent Garden, London opens,the sixth worldwide.

Today

Changing gears

Will Butler Adams (Managing Director) awarded OBE. Our 10th store opened in Tokyo. New special edition Black Brompton goes on sale.

The Fold

The clever design means that the bike can easily be folded or unfolded in under 20 seconds. When folded the bike is locked together in a compact package, which can be carried or towed easily and conveniently stored almost anywhere. The chain and gears are in the centre of the folded package keeping them away from clothing and luggage. 

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Handlebars

The three handlebar types offer different ride positions for various styles of riding. The handlebar options mean that the small folding bike will give a superb, comfortable riding position. 

Each handlebar holds a different appeal. Click on the handlebars to see the riding position.

Welcome and Safety Briefing

Hand Brazing Demo

Quality Control

CNC Machining and Automatic Brazing

Paint Plant

Viewing Assembly Lines

Brompton Test Lab

Museum and Shop Visit

BROMPTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The Brompton World Championship is our flagship Brompton only racing event. With qualifying heats held in 15 countries and a final in the UK. The event has been running for 11 years and is held in cities around the world.

Buy hospitality area tickets here.

BROMPTON URBAN CHALLENGE

A mixture of orienteering and cycling, teams taking part in a Brompton Urban Challenge complete challenges and follow clues around a city.

View all urban challenges