Category Archives: London Brompton Club

Social cycling on small wheels. Sometimes over 50 miles and sometimes under 25 miles.

Brompton World Championships 2016 – London

The sun briefly showed its face across the city. The big day had arrived, this was it. Breakfast on this special July morning, however,  could only be one thing. Porridge. All over the Capital, every kind of bicycle was being … Continue reading

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Swansong for Sleebus

Hunched over the drawing board, his shadow from the desk lamp projected on the wall made him look three times larger in size and his eyes began to close. Night after night, working and reworking the outline of this very … Continue reading

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Summer Reaches Bromptons in London

Like a magnet, the warm air under blue skies brought out not just people from their somewhat lengthy winter retreat. Hailstones were no more, temperatures were heading to the mid twenties and with a bit of good luck today was … Continue reading

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Bromptons Riverside Ride to Barnes

Barefeet ran across the lawn and the silence of the summer Sunday afternoon was broken by squeals of “Leave it, it’s mine, it’s mine!” The seven year old over took her brother as they both chased after a descending blue … Continue reading

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Small Wheels but with Brompton Ambition

Passing the front of Buckingham Palace, my mind and feet were racing. To think that in a few months time the flags will be waving all along the Mall, the crowds roaring, the commentators exuberating enthusiasm through their microphones for … Continue reading

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A Moulton amongst Bromptons on New Years Day 01 01 06

The embers of the fireworks had turned to ash. Gone were the ooohs and aaaaahs under the etchesketch firework illuminations and the celebrations of Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016.  Not just another day but a brand new year. Old Father time … Continue reading

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Lumiere London on a Brompton 18 01 16

Out into the cold air that seemed to become colder with every pedal my Brompton took me eastwards.   Under crystal clear skies, warm December had been replaced by cold January. Pushing each foot down faster and faster, enough heat … Continue reading

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River Views from a Brompton (and a Moulton) 3rd February 2016

The raindrops had stopped falling, dark grey skies above seemed to change to a lighter shade last seen in an Excel spreadsheet and the sun started to shine through a gap in the clouds. In Trafalgar Square, just below The … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Small Wheels 19 02 16

The clatter of the letterbox drew me to the front door.  On the mat sat an envelope with the familiar handwriting belonging to a friend in Australia who tried to introduce me, albeit unsuccessfully, to cycling several years ago. Inside, … Continue reading

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