Brompton World Championship in its 5th Year

Registration now open, smart attire a must!

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The Brompton World Championship V will be held on Sunday 3rd October 2010 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. The event, now in its fifth year, its third in the UK, will once again be hosted in the majestic grounds of the palace, as part of the Breast Cancer Care Bike Blenheim Palace event.

The Championship will be greater than ever, both in numbers and in strength; due to popular demand, the field has been increased to 750 riders and, as befits a true world championship, the race in 2010 will welcome the winners from the various Brompton National Championships around the world.

Brompton’s Sales and Marketing Director, Emerson Roberts, commented that:“The BWC is a great day out; it’s a fun event, with a competitive edge, that really unifies Brompton riders from around the world and provides an awesome spectacle for their families and friends. The event really showcases the racing performance of our bikes and brings them to the attention of new audiences everywhere.”

The 2010 event will be held over the same circuit as in previous years, comprising 2 laps of a 6.5km course; this will give participants the opportunity to better times previously set over the same course in the last two years, and maybe to beat the times set by the last two Brompton World Champions: Alistair Kay and Roberto Heras.

Katharine Horsman, the event organiser, confirmed:“Positions on the grid will still be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so if you are keen to get ahead of the field, it will pay to register early”.

Rules for the event are still pretty straightforward: helmets are a must, as are a blazer or suit jacket, collared shirt and tie. Sports attire is not permitted, unless it is hidden by the approved kit. There are prizes for the best-dressed, so competitors are encouraged to make an effort.

The deadline for registration is Sunday 19th September 2010, or whenever the event is full. Full details may be found on the Brompton website:


May 14, 2010

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