The 3rd Annual Brompton World Championship (BWC) will be held on Sunday, September 28th at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, as part of the Bike Blenheim Palace event. The BWC is a tongue-in-cheek event open to all Brompton owners. The competition can be fierce, but just as important is dressing in the proper attire:
Rules for the event are not overly onerous, but poor dress sense will not be tolerated: a suit jacket, collared shirt and tie are de rigueur for participants; sports attire is not permitted, and Lycra shorts/leggings are specifically named, shamed and excluded. Competitors will be expected to demonstrate their folding skills in a Le Mans style start.
Something about ladies and gents in tweed suits racing a criterium on their folding bikes just makes me smile. It looks like a fun event.