RICHMOND, September 2, 2015 – The UCI Road World Championships, which come to the United States
this September for the first time in a generation, will be even more of a spectacle thanks to the addition of
one of the most unusual bicycle events in the world.
Closing the first week of UCI racing on September 25, 2015, 150 nattily dressed Brompton folding bike
riders from around the country will compete in the USA leg of the Brompton World Championship series.
Hosted by Brompton, the iconic folding bike manufacturer from London, the Brompton World Championship
series is part sporting-event, part sartorial spectacle. Contestants wear suit jackets along with shirts and ties
and run, Le Mans style, to folded Bromptons. The fastest man and woman to unfold their bicycle and race
the one-lap, 10-mile circuit of the UCI "Worlds" road circuit will take winners titles and receive return flights
from Brompton to attend the final in London, 2016.
I raced in the Brompton World Championships ... and survived! by Oliver Pickup
Interview with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams from Fast Company magazine
For extra credit: one of our esteemed PBAC colleagues [*] owns a fabulous folding Brompton. What color is it ?
About the 2015 UCI Road World Championships
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, cycling's pinnacle event, will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 in Richmond,
Va., and is expected to attract as many as 450,000 onsite spectators from the Richmond region and across the
globe over the course of the nine-day event as well as a worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions.
More than 1,000 cyclists – Elite Men and Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men and Women – from more than
70 countries will compete in three disciplines: the traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial.
The event, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986, culminates with the traditional road
races on Sept. 26 (women) and Sept. 27 (men).