Tag: Brompton Bike

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Regent’s run

We popped out on the Bromptons again yesterday, this time heading up the Regent's Canal as far as Victoria Park and back. Victoria Park was mobbed with other cyclists, runners, walkers and random toddlers who seemed determined to walk in front of someone. And there were the dogs! Victoria Park is beautiful, but as soon ...

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A lovely Brompton ride for two

We took our Bromptons out for a quick spin yesterday afternoon. Only from Canary Wharf to St. Katherine Docks, but it was great to get outside (in advance of an evening in front of the TV) and enjoy a brief sunny interlude while enjoying a drink at Starbucks. The only challenge? Dealing with the cobblestones ...

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A Brompton change of plan

Unbelievably, my second order of an orange Brompton M3L was cancelled by the store, this time one in Wales. I was about to give up when @FrankDJS and I went for a look in a local bike shop and saw an absolutely gorgeous M6L in navy blue. I fell in love with the colour immediately, but felt ...

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New bike headache

So I ordered a new bike some time ago, but it's taken until today for Evans Cycles to let me know that they can't actually fulfil the order. Despite having taken my money on May 1st, they don't actually have an Orange Brompton M3L and won't be getting any more in. They made a half-hearted ...

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Bromptoning by the river

Just in from a lovely potter about on the Brompton. According to the data on @FrankDJS' Apple Watch, we covered 11.72 miles in about 1 hour, 49 mins. So, not exactly racing about! We left Canary Wharf and headed to Limehouse, then north along Regent's Canal. There was a real buzz along the canal, with ...

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Meandering by the river

I spent most of this afternoon cycling around by the river. From Canary Wharf along the Thames Path, through Limehouse and Wapping out to St. Katherine Docks. The sun was out, the bike needed an airing and I was keen to avoid staying in all day - despite the symptoms of chemical warfare my hay ...

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A Sunday Brompton Meander

Today’s weather was perfect for it, so we headed out for a brief cycle around the Isle of Dogs. I on my shiny new M3L Brompton and @FrankDJS on a Boris Bike. It’s still taking me a stupid amount of time to get the thing folded and unfolded, but I’m definitely faster than on day one. And I’ve ...

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Brompton-tastic

I finally got my Brompton! I ordered it online this morning and picked it up in-store just couple of hours later. After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing, I eventually plumped for black. Very pleased with it. I got a little lesson in folding and unfolding the bike in-store, which left me feeling quite thick and ...

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Decisions, decisions…

I took my second ‘test drive’ on a Brompton bike this evening. Longer than the first, I spent some time nipping around Canary Wharf on a bright orange M3L model. No surprises - it was fast, responsive, comfortable and solid.  I also felt I was seated at a reasonable height - not being the tallest of ...