Sunday, December 18, 2016


Die hard road cyclist and creator of plus women’s clothing brand Wheel Women Tina McCarthy put aside preconceptions when she bought a folding bike to ride around Japan. This is what she learnt…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016



On my journey from Europe to China in 2016, following the ancient Silk Road on my Brompton,  the Pamir Highway was of course on my agenda. Having cycled already more than six thousand kilometres, I wanted to ride this famous road on my folding bike, not knowing how tough these fourteen days would turn out to be.

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Jonathan blog is in german  and gives a full account of his amazing journey.  www.gonewiththeroad.com
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Sunday, December 11, 2016


Inspired by the promising colours of the autumn leaves I set off for a thousand kilometres Brompton tour in New England. Starting in Boston Massachusetts, the ride took me to New Hampshire's White Mountains National Park, before crossing into Vermont and its magnificent Green Mountains National Park searching for a perfect maple leaf. Back into Massachussetts and the Berkshire hills after a short visit to Connecticut, it was time for a couple of days of riding in New York City.

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Monday, November 21, 2016


Interesting alternative way to store your tools, pump and spares inside the Brompton frame.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Video of a ten day cycle camping tour on Brompton bikes from Reading to Wimborne via the Kennet and Avon Canal and the National Cycle Network. Most clips were shot using a GoPro Hero 3 and some using a DSLR Nikon D7000.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Taking in the colors of the New England automn season, I did a 1053 kilometres tour on a Brompton. The cycling tour started in Boston Massachusetts and the small folder performed admirably once again, through the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut before the final parade into New York City.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016


I was very pleased to be given one of the new Brompton toolkits as a birthday present. It is a beautiful thing, cleverly designed to fit together into a neat package that slots into the open end of the bike’s frame tube when unfolded. I wanted one as soon as they were announced, not because I needed it but because it seemed to be an elegant way of removing clutter (a bag of tools under the saddle) from an elegant bike.

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Monday, August 29, 2016


Five of us went on a cycling in South Korea. Our tour took us through the scenic cycling trails of the Namhangang River, and also the trails of the Nakdong River; through the bustling cities of Seoul, Daegu and Busan; it took us by rustic towns and villages, and also a few Unesco Heritage Sites. Most of the routes were relatively flat but there was some pushing too as some sections were across steep hills. We got to enjoy the good Korean food, met some interesting people and some quirky personalities too.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016




Malaysia based blogger Jotaro has a good selection of articles on bike touring with a Brompton as well as experience in cycling tours with other folding and regular bikes.

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Travelling with the Brompton to far away places by air is convenient. But you have to be careful on how to pack it and protect the more sensitive or protruding ends. Many use hard cases or semi-hard cases; but if you are ending your cycling tour at a point other than your start point, these hard cases are going to be a problem carrying around on the bike.
I frequently travel with a Brompton that is packed into an IKEA Dimpa Bag. It's a soft bag so some additional protection has to be done. This bag folds into a small, convenient piece, making it easy to carry around. Now the things is to ensure that the protection boards and pieces used are also foldable and easily carried on the bike.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016


A little over a month ago, I introduced My New Set of Wheels - my folding Brompton bike. Many of you asked how I liked my new bicycle, which I affectionately named "Bromleigh." At the time, I hadn't put enough miles on Bromleigh to form an opinion. But now, with more than 800 miles on my new rig, I'm ready to share my thoughts.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016


Last summer my boyfriend and I planned an epic, two weeks 1864 mile (3000 kilometer) circular road trip by car that would take us from Vancouver through some of the most beautiful scenery of BC and the Alberta Rocky Mountains (The Rockies), a place I have wanted to return to since I had been there with my family as a teenager. But this road trip was different because I experienced a lot of it by bike.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016



At the beginning of June, Jenny and I cycled to Amsterdam on our Brompton folding bicycles. We travelled over 500 kilometres in five days. It was an amazing experience. The first two days were quite challenging but we kept on pushing and were rewarded by three days of fine weather and very pleasant cycling. What made this trip special was meeting up with friends along the way to share the experience.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016


It was the turn of Sri Lanka, a rather unusual destination, who would have said! Promises of cheap and good food, smooth roads and hot winter temperatures and not too great distances and I was immediately sold. It was quite a shock to be so suddenly thrown from a wintery Italian bike ride wrapped up with scarves, gloves and hat, to a sweltering anarchic traffic mess. With all the tiredness from the travel and after assembling the bike under the staring eyes of the Airport security, I proudly set out from Bandaranaike International airport, heading north and desperately trying to get to the coast.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016



We did a lot of research on which folding bikes to purchase and ultimately landed on Bromptons for one reason: they fit in an overhead compartment (unless you’re on a tiny plane; more on that later). Yes, Bromptons are more expensive than Bike Fridays, Dahons, etc, but with bike luggage fees running up to $ 150 one way, we will definitely save money after just a couple trips.

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There are many options to travel on the plane with a Brompton bike. You can get a suitcase or a hard case that is designed for a folding bike, you can box it up at home or at the airport, you can also try gate-checking it, or bring it on the plane as a carry-on. I took a combined approach. Because I wanted to be able to ride to and from the airports and not having to rely on taxis or transits, I decided to get a portable transport bag and checked in my Brompton bike. Moreover, I already have enough stress as it is from flying, I didn’t want the extra stress from dealing with TSA and gate checking staffs.

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