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Posted on 17 January 2018
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‘48 Invitational Race With a £10,048 Cash Prize

We announced the format for our '48 invitational race, taking place on Thursday 14th June at the P&P World Cycling Revival. The ‘winner takes all’ competition, will comprise of 48 riders taking part in 2 elimination-style heats, the victorious 24 riders from those heats will then battle it out in the final for a grand prize of £10,048, an amount greater than the 1st place winner of any elite UCI World Championship Road race would win. 

Joining the chosen 48 (entrants can only be invited personally by Brompton) is former professional cyclist, David Millar. Each rider will compete on the CHPT3 Brompton bike. The bike features special edition colours, titanium componentry, ergon grips, special edition Kojak Schwalbe Tan-wall tyres and a unique Brooks saddle.

A limited number of places in this exclusive race, will be left open for entrants who think they should be in with a chance of winning the £10,048 cash prize. Would-be competitors from across the world are invited to tell us why they have the credentials to race. Anyone who’d like to be considered can email Brompton Marketing to apply.

The highly-anticipated race will test competitor’s endurance, speed and their ability to cope under pressure. The carefully chosen riders, will be a mixture of road and track cyclists, the fastest riders from the Brompton World Championship as well as some special guests. With riders bringing a mixture of talents to the competition, it’s set to be an exhilarating and highly competitive race. 

The World Cycling Revival marks the 200th year anniversary of the bicycle, and is expected to be the largest hosted at Herne Hill since the 1948 Olympics. The event comprises of sporting, lifestyle and music activities and will be held between 14th – 16th June at the Herne Hill Velodrome. As part of an exhibition on the history of cycling at the World Cycling Revival, we will have a unique display showing some of the first ever made Brompton’s as well as the all-new Brompton Electric. The Brompton’s rich history dates all the way back to 1819, when the first ever bicycle was made and sold from what is now the Brompton Junction, our flagship store located in Covent Garden.

David Millar CHPT3 Brompton bikes are available in selected stores.