Category Archives: Member Stories

When the path forward is shared

It’s now four months since my commute has changed from wholly on-road riding to mostly off-road share paths. This has resulted in a decidedly more relaxed and pleasant ride now, but an inconsiderate pass (overtake) by someone the other day … Continue reading

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Riding The Night Away On A Brompton

Some months ago I registered for Ride The Night, a public event organised by Bicycle Network held on the last Saturday in January, where participants decorate their bicycles (and sometimes themselves) as brightly as possible with lights, glow sticks, glow in the … Continue reading

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Summer, Sun and… Sweat! Ten tips on how to ride to work in comfort this summer

Do you want to ride to work, but the prospect of arriving drenched in sweat is holding you back? So, what to do? A good start is to make the most of the intermittent hot days in spring to prepare for your summer … Continue reading

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How to clean a Brompton bicycle

A grungy sound coming from ‘somewhere below my saddle’ may just be what started my near-obsession with cleaning my Brompton. I’d only had my Brompton a short time, so to be told this worrying noise was simply caused by dirt under the rear guard … Continue reading

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Why I bought a Brompton

I saw a guy with a Brompton folding bicycle in Adelaide a few years ago. It was green and shiny and a fellow was wheeling it past the convention centre. I hadn’t seen a Brompton before but I was fascinated by it. As an architect … Continue reading

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Brompton World Championship Final – London, 2016

“We’re going all the way to London, for less than an hour.” “Yep.” It was true; the whole reason for our holiday to London – halfway around the world – was for a bicycle race that would be done and … Continue reading

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Enjoying Melbourne by Bike

Guest Post – by “Pommie on a Brommie” Penny (aka “Pommie on a Brommie”) and her husband have been visiting Melbourne for years now with their Bromptons and love exploring our bike paths and rail trails. We were pleased that they were … Continue reading

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30 July 2016 – St James’s Park, London

There are already winners and losers in this race – and it doesn’t even officially start for another five months! I am, of course, talking about the 2016 Brompton World Championship (“BWC”) Final. The ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ are those who took … Continue reading

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It started with one… My first year with a Brompton

“There’s no point buying a Brompton, then have it collecting dust like everything else. Are we sure we’re going to use it?” I remember Stephen suggesting that we walk up to the shops. I remember most of the conversation – well, … Continue reading

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Fixing the dreaded rear wheel puncture on a Brompton

It’s a notion that started as a kid growing up with bikes: punctures are a pain, but taking off the rear tyre is a real pain in the you-know-where because of the very-useful-but-very-intimidating-when-you’ve-got-a-flat … gears. Naturally, everything I’d seen on Twitter to date … Continue reading

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