Sunday 23 June 2024

Brompton World Championships 2024, the return...

After a 5 year absence & a global pandemic the Brompton World Championships are back and better than ever.

The location this year was at Coal Drops Arms around the back of Kings Cross Station, London. This year the Brompton World Championships was a part The London Cycling Festival (VIA Criterium) a whole weekend of races as well as stalls for cycling, coffee and beers. 

Finally we have arrived

I had got a message from my partner in crime Mr.Orange and we arranged to meet up at our old meeting point and head to the venue in style. People in central London hadn't seen this kind of thing for a long time, full on legendary bromptons in all their glory.

The festival wasn't officially open just yet or registration so I was about to look around and check the track. Had been warned by a few other riders 1 or 2 corner had to be careful of as there had been racing the day before and there was a huge crash. Also there was abit of a incline and decent in the course which I had to have a really close look at. 

Me and Mr.Orange decided to head further afield in search of some fuel (food) and a good old catch up as we hadn't ridden together for quiet a few years :(

Breakfast fit for a Legend

We returned and got registered and my start time was in the afternoon. There was going to be a number of heats, I counted about 15 maybe all together and rough estimate of 500 riders. Yeah you read that right.

So as the morning went on more and more Brompton racers came up to register and ofcourse me and Mr.Orange drew a lot of attention and where happy to pose for photos with our fellow Brompton legends & fans.

Then is was on with the races. So much creative talent on show as people donned on their unique style and taste when it comes to being a 100% Brompton cyclist

So many different characters, styles and takes on what a Brompton ride should be wearing while enjoying the most versatile & best folding bike on the planet.

In time it was time for The Legend to take to the track.

2 very good friends from 'Up North'
Huge thanks for Samantha for taking a few shots with my camera. Very much apricated it.😘


Go go go...

Mr.Orange getting the inside line

and then my race was over. For me is nothing to do with what my lap times are or what position I got but the taking part and seeing everyone enjoying themselves. My aging camera started to have issues so didn't get much else after this. 

I am very disappointed though that there where NO medals for those that took part. That was always one of my favourite things about taking part in the BWC. 

Well thats it for this years BWC2024 is done and dusted. I'm planning on taking part in more rides in future as well as more blog postings.

Big thanks to Brompton Bicycles Ltd, London Brompton Club admin & members & ofcourse the followers and fans of  "The Legend" for making it a really special day for everyone.

till the next ride, bee safe.....

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