MBC celebrate World Bicycle Day – Sunday 3 June 2018

Next Sunday, 3 June, Bicycle Network are organising a bit of a get-together at Hawthorn Velodrome from 11am to 2pm, and everyone’s invited!

If you are interested in coming along please let me know and we can meet up and ride as a group from Federation Square at 10:30am. It’s a very pleasant ride up the river to Burnley, then a short way along Gardiner Creek Trail. The ride there will probably take 30-45min.

Please advise if you want to meet up at Fed Square by commenting below or emailing me at melbournebromptonclub@gmail.com

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Which Brompton should I buy?

Considering that the main frame on every Brompton Bicycle exiting the factory in Greenford (London) are all the same dimension and weight, would it surprise you to hear that there are more than 16,000,000 potential combinations of components and colours to select from?

That’s a very daunting number.

The good news is that if you’re considering buying a Brompton for the first time, Velo Cycles (Australia’s Premier Brompton dealer) have written an article “Which Brompton Should I Purchase?” that clearly sets out the main factors you will need to consider when choosing the Brompton configuration to best suit your needs.

There’s no substitute for taking a demo Brompton (or three) for a test ride and having a face-to-face conversation with a dealer who’s as passionate about Bromptons as anyone in our club – and the article advocates doing exactly that! But if you can’t get to your local dealer right now, or if there’s someone else you know who’s thinking that maybe a folding bike is what they need in their life… We hope this article helps clarify the options available.

And with 16,000,000 configurations to choose from – why not go nuts?!

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MBC visit Geelong – Sunday, 6 May 2018

This month’s club ride will take us to Geelong and along the foreshore of Corio Bay.

Not only is it fun to explore somewhere new (or, perhaps, less familiar) it’s a chance to catch up for a ride with members of the less formally organised ‘Geelong Brompton Club’ (“GBC”).

Members of the GBC kindly suggested a couple of options for our ride, however this is our selected route for the day:

The scenic route from Corio Station to Geelong Railway Station is predominantly on share paths and, as you might expect being along the foreshore, quite flat. There will be plenty of opportunities for seaside photos, some street art shots, and a chance to see the city of Geelong.

We will stop for lunch somewhere close to Geelong. Although our return train time is currently flexible, if the group feel that time permits, we will also take a quick jaunt about town to see the sites and take some group photos.

If you are traveling by train from Melbourne, here are the instructions:

Train from Southern Cross Station to Corio Station

Meet Stephen and I at Southern Cross Station by 9am to catch the 9:10am Waurn Ponds VLine service. The journey to Corio Station takes 49min.

Return train journey from Geelong to Southern Cross Station

Services from Geelong Railway Station return to Southern Cross Station depart roughly every 40min:

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