Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Brompton World Championship 2008

From the Press Release:
The 3rd Brompton World Championship will be held on Sunday 28th September 2008 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, as part of the Bike Blenheim Palace event.
Building on its first two successful years in Barcelona, the Championship will be bigger and better than ever before, with up to 500 competitors taking part.
The Brompton World Championship is not mass participation ride, it is a race registered with British Cycling.
As in previous years, participants will be timed whilst completing a set number of laps on a specified course. The 2008 event will be held over 2 laps of a 6.5km course set in Blenheim Palace’s famous grounds. Competitors will be expected to demonstrate their folding skills in a Le Mans style start.
Rules for the event are not overly onerous, but poor dress sense will not be tolerated: a suit jacket, collared shirt and tie are de rigueur for participants; sports attire is not permitted, and Lycra shorts/leggings are specifically named, shamed and excluded.
Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male, female, junior (under 17), veteran (60 plus) and team competitors, and also for the Best-Dressed.
The deadline for registration is Sunday 14th September 2008. Full details may be found on the Brompton web site at