WHY WE NEED TO ACT NOW
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.Discover
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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ColourFinished in earthy hues of Forest Green and Explore Orange inspired by the landscape.
TyresMarathon Racer Folding Tyres in Tanwall, the best all round tyre, now folding.
Folds in seconds to 23x22x10.6 inches.
Carry your stuff in our front bag and let the bike do the work.
Breeze through airports and transit hubs with our custom made travel bag.
Join us for a ride!
On September 22nd 2019, we hosted rides across the world to celebrate Car Free Day.
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.
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!
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?
Cycling is proven to bring huge benefits to our societies, to health, the environment and the economy.
There are 66.4 million people in the UK. Only 3% regularly ride a bike.**
Regular physical activity reduces depression up to 30% and the chance of developing cancer by up to 45%.***
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.****
1 parking space = 42 Bromptons. Surely there is a better way to use car parking space?
SPECIAL EDITIONSLimited runs of interesting bikes and collaborations from across the globe.
From the collaboration between Brompton and David Millar's, CHPT3 brand. The CHPT3 Editions has high-performance specification with some unique features.Discover
Black Edition bikes feature a number of key components in black rather than the usual silver giving a more urban vibe. City life at night was the inspiration behind the Black Edition.Discover
A bike purpose-built for adventure. Carefully spec’d and kitted out to make sure you’re ready for the next long trip, or any slight diversion from the city.Discover
Andrew Ritchie starts designing a folding bike in his flat overlooking the Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
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.
Low volume, ad-hoc production begins.
Brompton is awarded with the coveted Best Product Award at the Cyclex event held at Olympia, London.
The first factory
Full time production commences in units set in railway arches in Brentford, West London.
Brompton receives Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
A Brompton is ridden at the South Pole.
And they're off
The first Brompton World Championship race is held in Barcelona.
The first Brompton Junction store opens in Kobe, Japan. First Brompton Bike Hire station opens in Guildford.
Brompton Junction Covent Garden, London opens,the sixth worldwide.
Will Butler Adams (Managing Director) awarded OBE. Our 10th store opened in Tokyo. New special edition Black Brompton goes on sale.
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.
Watch how to fold
Brompton Electric folds to a compact package so you store it safely inside your home or workplace.
The battery (2.9kg) separates with one click from the lightweight electric bike (13.7kg) making it easy to carry, even on stairs.
Smart sensor technology on the e-bike knows when to assist you. Ride up hills, into the wind and fly between meetings; always arriving fresh.
Go further and faster
Its ride position and agility are more than a match for conventional bicycles. Small wheels mean fast acceleration from red lights and increased maneoverability through busy streets.
Pack up your electric bike and store it in your car. Accepted on trains, trams and metros; a folding electric bike you can take anywhere.
The system was designed together with Williams Advanced Engineering, combining their technical Formula E expertise to develop an electric bike motor that meets the complex demands of a Brompton. Smart sensor technology knows when to assist you. Customise your ride settings and track your mileage and service history using the Brompton Electric app.
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
CNC Machining and Automatic Brazing
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.
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.