Brompton Bicycle have revealed details of a new non-competitive event for London, the Brompton Urban Challenge, set to take place on May 19. The format will offer participants something a little different to a traditional cycling event; orienteering skill and ingenuity rather than speed, will define the winning teams. In the urban jungle of the UK capital, teams of Brompton owners will ride around the city completing some Brompton-based challenges (Brompton track stand anyone?) and picking up points along the way by photographing the bikes in different places and scenarios.
Setting out from Brompton HQ at the Look Mum No Hands café bar in Old Street, teams will navigate between set checkpoints to be announced on the day; members of the Brompton team will be present at each checkpoint to assign teams new challenges, help to send photos back to HQ and even offer a few clues and route tips. Then once the challenges are completed, ‘Bromptoneers’ will be welcomed back to Look Mum No Hands for a post-event reception and some top refreshments.
The entry fee is a mere £10 and registration is now open with 125 places available (open to both individuals and teams) – further details and online entry at brompton.co.uk
For information on Look Mum No Hands, see lookmumnohands.com