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Riding the Brompton foldable bike

Sep. 15, 2022 -

Rarely have I been so amazed by a bike: the past 5 months since I've picked up my Brompton foldable bike in Amsterdam have been great fun! About 500KM down the road, I'm happy to share some of my experiences with this ingenious piece of engineering, read on!

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Andrew Ritchie inventor of the Brompton 3-part foldable bike
Andrew Ritchie inventor of the Brompton 3-part foldable bike
Riding the Brompton foldable bike surprisingly doesn't feel much different from a normal bike: it quickly gives you the confidence needed to go faster (if you wish)
Riding the Brompton foldable bike surprisingly doesn't feel much different from a normal bike: it quickly gives you the confidence needed to go faster (if you wish)
Early Brompton model
Early Brompton model
No need to pay extra for the foldable bike in the train: it is considered
No need to pay extra for the foldable bike in the train: it is considered "normal luggage"
It's compact and lightweight, easily allowing you to move it around the platform and trains (<10KG)
It's compact and lightweight, easily allowing you to move it around the platform and trains (<10KG)
In my small apartment in Amsterdam I put my Brompton bike on top of the fridge - one might even consider it another piece of art, ha!
In my small apartment in Amsterdam I put my Brompton bike on top of the fridge - one might even consider it another piece of art, ha!

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