Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brompton World Championship Reports and Results

Cycling Weekly reports that the recent Brompton World Championships held at Blenheim Palace produced a surprise result.

Roberto Heras was the Spanish contingent's secret weapon, the retired professional racer having won three Tours of Spain. The Spanish had organised the previous two Brompton World Championships and were hoping to retain the distinction of being the only nationality to hold the title but Alastair Kay became the first British Brompton World Champion.

The full results are available on the Brompton website, along with individual lap times. The official photos can be found on the Sportivephoto website.

Folding Society member Tejvan Pettinger has a report with some excellent photos on his blog

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Interbike 2008 Report Day One

Interbike 2008

Read Bryan's day one report via link on Velovision to Bentrideronline including news from Trice of new developments

The wheel thing: Will Self on the Brompton bike

Thanks to Anthony Robson who highlighted the following article in the Independent on line

Will Self applies his brilliant writing style to produce one of the most entertaining Brompton reports I have ever read.

This introduction means a lot to me as I have stood where Will now stands, outside the Brompton Factory and enjoyed an evening in his company at Warwick University Arts Centre as he read, in dim light, from his book "The Book of Dave".

Thanks Will, If you ever get a chance to join us on one of our Origami rides you will certainly get the job of writing the ride report.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mezzo D9 review

Mike Hessey has supplied this comprehensive review of a Mezzo D9, an interesting aluminium framed folder. Thanks, Mike

Friday, September 19, 2008

Origami ride October 11th - Changed start point

Our October 11th 2008 Origami ride will start from St Neots railway station, or nearby, instead of Peterborough as originally published. Apologies if this causes inconvenience. More details for the St Neots ride will be published when available next week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Three-speed fixies make a return

Bike Radar have reported the return of the SA fix 3 spd hub Link More info on the SA blog. Link

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ledbury Origami Ride Photos

Here is a link to some photographs of the excellent ride lead by Paul. Link

Thank you Dave