Watch the Brompton World Championships!

It looks like a lot of fun but (some) competitors take this annual folding bike championship very seriously indeed.

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While Geraint Thomas was sealing his brilliant Tour de France victory in the final time trial, 500 riders were showing (almost) as much commitment as the world’s new favourite Welshman in London as they raced in the Brompton World Championships.

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The 13th running of the BWC around the streets of London – held as part of the Prudential RideLondon Festival – saw the race begin with a Le Mans style start in which the office-wear clad riders had to unfold their bikes, before racing furiously for 30-minutes. At the finish on The Mall 20-year old Cam Gutteridge emerged victorious with former pro-rider Emma Pooley close behind. (We didn’t make it along this year, but Paul did race in 2017)

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