When: 28th July 2018, from 1pm (championship race begins at 7.10pm)
Where: St James’ Park and The Mall, London
£: Free to watch. Hospitality area tickets cost £17.50 for adults (in advance), and include one alcoholic drink and a food voucher. Tickets will also be available on the day for £20.
What is it?
On Saturday 28th July, the 2018 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.
In addition to the race, there will be a fastest fold contest at 3pm. This year’s hospitality area will have food, drink, gin masterclasses and a mini Urban Challenge.
The championship is part of the Prudential RideLondon event, that will have a variety of cycle races and a cycle show.