When: 29th July 2017, from 1pm (race begins at 7.15pm)
Where: St James’ Park and The Mall, London
£: Free to watch. Tickets to the hospitality area cost £17.50 in advance or £20 on the day, and include a food and drink voucher
What is it?
On Saturday 29th July, the 12th Brompton World Championship final will take place in central London.
The championship sees competitors completing a 16K circuit, eight laps around St James’ Park, on folding Brompton bikes. The race begins with a Le Mans-style mad dash to the bikes, with competitors quickly unfolding them, before racing the circuit as fast as possible.
Unlike the lycra-clad cycling events, such as the Tour de France, the participants must dress in smart commuter-style wear, with no sportswear in sight. So expect to see a blur of shirted competitors, dressed in a range of ties, bow ties, jackets and hats.
Prizes will be awarded on the day for the fastest three males and females, the fastest veteran male and female, and the best dressed male and female competitors.
This year’s hospitality area will have gin masterclasses, and flag printing and rosette making workshops.
The event is part of the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival, which takes place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July. There will be plenty of cycling races and rides taking place for all abilities.