Wednesday, December 30, 2020


Interesting blog about travelling through Japan on a Brompton by using trains, ferries, planes, buses or any other transport if needed to connect the different places.
Visit the blog to read information that could be potentially helpful also for other bicycle travellers through Japan, such as list of bicycle roads, helpful web pages etc.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

 


In mid September, I was still in Sweden. The nights were getting chilly, and a new Covid wave was breaking out across Europe. I needed to go back to the UK, and I wanted to cycle it. I wanted to try the route along the North Sea coast, which looked as if it would be very different from the inland route I'd taken on the way out. But what with one thing and another, I was hesitating, delaying setting off. Suddenly, however, I realised that a lot of campsites would close at the end of the month. So, if I was going to ride it, I had to go pretty much immediately. The weather forecast was bad - tons of rain - but I packed up the bike, and late one Friday night, I set off. It did feel a bit mad to leave our cosy sitting room and ride alone to the docks in the dark and the wet. But I was pretty sure that, come what may, I’d enjoy myself. Anyway, here's what happened! Hope you enjoy the film!


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Monday, December 7, 2020

 


I managed to get on the last Brompton Factory in Greenford for this year. It was a great experience. I definitely learned a lot about the Brompton Bicycle that isn't as obvious through their marketing. I definitely recommend doing this tour. Huge thank you to Nigel for extending our tour and answering all our questions.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

 


When the UK lockdown began in March, my husband was in Sweden and I was in London. Finally the restrictions eased and we could travel, but planes and long-distance trains still felt risky. So in August I took my tent and my Brompton, and I cycled through the Netherlands and Germany, and then sailed over the Baltic to Sweden. Before leaving London, I dehydrated enough meals for the whole journey, so that I could largely avoid going into shops along the way, apart from a couple of lovely bakeries, a brilliant sausage stall, and (quite a few) outdoor cafes serving apple cake. Before I set out, I knew little about the region. I found it super interesting. There's lots of history, good and bad - glorious old trade-route towns, as well as poignant reminders of the Nazi era. I found out that n the Dutch woodlands where I pitched my tent there'd been a labour camp from which people were sent to Auschwitz, and only a few miles south of my route in Lower Saxony was the site of Bergen-Belsen. The ride was beautiful, and really thought-provoking. Hope you enjoy the film.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

 


Riding on a Brompton W12 on the magical island of Bali, Indonesia.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020



Sicily is a great place to bring your Brompton. Sunny and mild most of the year, amazing food and a good selection of roads from flat to more hilly and challenging. Follow this video of a 850km tour from Palermo to Siracusa following the souther coast of the island and taking in some of the best sights.

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Friday, November 20, 2020




Check out another option for a suitcase that can protect your Brompton folder when you travel. This is a folding bike box from B&W - for folding bikes  and perfectly suitable for Brompton bikes. The video shows how it works, as well as weight and dimensions.

Watch the full video here

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Here is our way of fixing a flat tyre on the Brompton. We think it's the fastest, simplest and easiest way to fix a puncture, but what do you think? After watching a few videos on fixing flat tires, we thought we would share the method we were always taught, and want to know what you think! Is this the easiest method? Watch the full video here
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 


A nicely shot bicycle travel in West Japan. Traveling by Shinkansen or bullet train, from Tokyo to Kyoto, it gives an insight into the historical and calm city as well as beautiful Shimanami islands of Japan. This was done with a Brompton W12 Folding Bike.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 


With the increased popularity of Brompton bikes right now, some of you may be wondering if there are any accessories you can get for your new ride. From as little as 4 US dollars to over a hundred, this video shows you six accessories you can get for your Brompton.

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Friday, September 11, 2020


 Terry Hilbert runs through a very light setup option for touring with a Brompton. Making use of a T-Bag and a large saddlebag he removes the need for a Brompton rack. Depending on much gear you are planning to take with you this might offer a good alternative.

Watch the full video here 

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Thursday, September 3, 2020


Watch this video explaining in great details how Brompton gears compare to regular bikes and touring bikes when it comes to range. Pam and Gilbert, thanks to their experience in touring with Bromptons, offer and expert advice as to which gearing system is best if you consider touring with a Brompton.

Watch the full video here

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Saturday, August 29, 2020


I have always hoped one day to be able to cycle from the UK, my adopted country, to my hometown in the Italian Alps. I was finally able to do it and complete a ride that vaguely followed Eurovelo 15 down the Rhine before a diversion into Bavaria, Austria and finally Italy. All in all 2500km of easy and flat terrain and cycleways for the most part of the trip.

Watch video here

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

 


A video of a day trip around Kranji on my trusty Brompton, stopping off at many of the area's well-known tourist attractions. Kranji Countryside, shows an alternative side to Singapore filled with farms, trees, and a little bit of history.

watch the full video here

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

 





Bicycle travel in the most beautiful and chaotic city Tokyo, Japan with a Brompton W12 Folding Bike. Place i visited; Okutama, Odaiba, Asakusa, Shinjuku and Shibuya.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

 


I took my Brompton for a spin around one of the best loops the world has to offer. The scenery of the Italian Dolomites is so stunning that you are likely to forget how tough is the climbing. Leaving from the mountain village of Canazei I did a clockwise loop around the Giro dei Passi climbing for mountain passes that are in the history of Italian cycling. Passo Sella, Passo Gardena, Passo Campolongo and the most famous of them all, Passo Pordoi. 

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

 


Some of the reasons why touring on a folding bike is a great and convenient way to cycle tour in your favourite destinations.

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Monday, June 15, 2020


Watch the test and review of a very interesting touring bag for your Brompton.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020



Whether you are using your Brompton in a city or to travel around, clip on bags of various shape and sizes are a useful add-on for your bike. Get to know the new range of Brompton Bags available in 2020 from this video.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020



Watch this exciting short video of two Bromptons cycling around India. A treat to the eyes and professionally shot it entices you to take your Brompton a little further...

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Thursday, April 30, 2020


I am pleased to announce the publication of a collection of travels exclusively on a Brompton. This collection of stories include trips that I have taken over the last seven years on my trusted Bronte. The bike is now retired and I am waiting for a suitable replacement to carry on with more traveling. The ten chapters including 50 original drawings, cover some of the most epic roads in the world such as the Karakoram Highway, Manali-Leh and the US Pacific Coast and many more.

The book is available right now on Amazon as a kindle ebook as well as paperback. If you would like a sample chapter, I have included a link to a PDF file you are able to download for free and read.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020



Il progetto di viaggio del 2018 prevedeva uso di biciclette pieghevoli che solitamente utilizziamo  per andare al lavoro tutti i giorni o girare in città. Mi riferisco alla a bici  Brompton si tratta di  una city bike pieghevole e trasportabile, adatta per il trasporto urbano e per l’uso cittadino.  Esistono vari modelli, nel nostro caso si tratta di una 3 velocità manubrio ad H senza portapacchi peso della bicicletta 11,35 kg . 
Perchè fare una scelta del genere ?  Motivi molti il primo riguarda la trasportabilità della bicicletta in aereo, sicuramente più semplice delle mountain bike, quest’ultime dovevano essere smontate totalmente vs la Brompton che va semplicemente piegata .  Secondo riguarda sempre la trasportabilità in treno, questa tipologia di bicicletta non prevede il pagamento del biglietto e non serve prenotare il posto. Ultimo motivo perché no? Spirito di avventura e sperimentare un modo diverso di viaggiare.

Unico problema e che le biciclette  in nostro possesso hanno  solo 3 marce, quindi il percorso non poteva prevedere troppe salite, le tappe non al di sopra, sulla carta di 60/70 km, infine il bagaglio non deve superare i 9 kg. 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Watch this travel movie about a Brompton Folding bike tackling the legendary rough roads of the Carretera Austral in Patagonia. Starting from the Chilean town of Coyhaique I headed south and after 575 kilometres crossed the border with Argentina to end my tour in the hiking mecca of El Chalten.

Watch movie here


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Monday, March 30, 2020


Who said these bikes are not good for climbing...  I am sure it must be every Brompton owner dream to be one day able to climb the magic mountain passes of the Italian Dolomites. This video shows the 6th Edition of the event organised by Brompton Italia. Our hearts go to all our friends in Italy in such challenging times. Me these be soon over and let's look forward to the next edition in a glorious sun!

Watch 2019 edition video here.

Watch 2018 edition video here.
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Some Brompton owners who purchased new models with the updated shifters ( 2017 model to date ) refer of an issue when the shifters are affected by extremely hot temperatures and humidity. During travels in hot countries users reports how their shifters happen to get stuck and unable to shift to a higher gears.

The solution is explained in this article but for a clear video on what is involved should you have to fix it Wilhelm created a clear video explaining the procedure.

Watch video here
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020



For all those who like to modify their Brompton to suit their taste I have never come across such a through article explaining in details all aspects of customising your folding bike.

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Watch this video showing how Brompton folding bikes are transported in a hard case.

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