Illustration of Brompton One Millionth bike in different cities Illustration of Brompton One Millionth bike in different cities

One Millionth Brompton Tour

 

Bromptons have been on millions of epic journeys across the world. Now, we're ready to take the millionth Brompton on the most epic journey of all: from coast to coast, Atlantic to Pacific... follow along as we ride through some of our favourite global cities.

We'll ride through each city, meet our community and host local events. Exploring the culture and love for cycling everywhere we go! We kicked off our One Millionth Brompton Tour on 2 March 2023. Check out where we've been so far, and where we're going next.

London: 15 March 2023

With a rapturous send off from our factory in Greenford, West London, the bike made the journey towards its next location. A crew of our community took the One Millionth bike on a ride through Brompton’s history in London, stopping at two special spots along the way, and making use of the infamous Brompton fold to board a boat from Battersea Power Station.

We celebrated hitting the big 1,000,000 with friends of Brompton at our Junction store in Covent Garden. Later in the evening we held an insightful and passionate panel to discuss how we can re-imagine cities and change the future of transport.

Milan: 23 - 24 March 2023

Next stop... Milan! The Millionth bike made its way through Italy, completing the second leg of the One Million tour! Arriving first in Milan for Emoving Days – an event that showcased the future of electric and urban mobility – the Millionth bike sat proudly, demonstrating Brompton’s heritage and future contributions to active travel in our cities:

The bike then spent some time at our Junction store in Milan.  Here, everyone could come and see it in all of its glory - before finally traveling down to Rome to visit our friends at Zio Bici - who are displaying the bike and hosting a group ride in celebration of our one-million-strong community!

Valencia: 21 April 2023

The One Millionth landed in Valencia, Spain on the 21st April and we celebrated with our wonderful Valencia Junction team at Ciclosferia! The event showcased the best of urban cycling and we were given the opportunity to present the One Millionth in all of its glory to the Spanish public. We also enjoyed a ride-out with our Valencia community. Meeting on Saturday morning for Bocadillos and coffee, we set off cycling along the wonderful bike lanes in the city - taking in the parks, sights and sounds, before finally arriving at Ciclosferia en-mass.
polaroid of team in valencia
We partnered with Valencian artist Mr Simon, who reimagined a Brompton C Line. This one-of-a-kind bike was raffled at Ciclosferia to one lucky winner. With bold colours and clean lines, this bike was designed to celebrate the individuality of each Brompton owner and is dedicated to the One Million strong community we have across the world!

Hamburg: 9 May 2023

Moin Moin Hamburg! Germany's northernmost city and port metropolis was the next stop for our millionth bike. Between ships, tankers, fish rolls and crowing seagulls, our millionth bike was already surrounded by air carried into the city by the many international container ships, tourists and the wind of the coast. We celebrated together with our community at Junction Hamburg and the team on site - and of course a community ride with over 50 participants!
Brompton team in Hamburg

Berlin 10-11 May 2023

What better occasion could there have been than to combine the birthday of our CEO Will Butler-Adams with the arrival of the millionth Brompton in Germany's capital?

Alexanderplatz, Brandenburg Gate, Tempodrom, Spree and Berlin Wall - the bike completed a tour through the entire city and was personally ridden through the city by our community. Will Butler-Adams presented to the Berliners in the best weather. In the evening, we toasted to our two main characters at Salon Babette in East Berlin!

Munich 15 May 2023

Last stop in Germany for the time being: Munich! The starting point for the Munich Community Ride was our Junction Store. There the bike could be admired, ridden and photographed all day.

The community ride then took us along the river Isar, the Eisbach surf wave, through the English Garden and along Königsplatz. A wonderful conclusion to our first three tour stops in Germany where of course the obligatory pretzel and wheat beer were not to be missed.

Netherlands 19-24 May 2023

A journey through the Netherlands! Farm to table feasting, community ride outs & more… Continuing its extraordinary journey around the globe, the Brompton One Millionth bike rolled into Brompton Junction in Amsterdam, captivating passers-by from its window display and drawing visitors from across the city and beyond!

The adventure continued as we joined forces with our partners; Kok Fietsen (one of our brilliant Gold Dealers), and the amazing Cycle for Climate charity, for an exhilarating 40 kilometre ride through the urban charm and stunning countryside of Utrecht with an 80 strong group of Brompton owners. Our ride ended in a delicious farm-to-table feast and hotly anticipated fastest fold competition - an unforgettable adventure!

Paris 19 May - 14 June 2023

A journey through the Netherlands! Farm to table feasting, community ride outs & more… Continuing its extraordinary journey around the globe, the Brompton One Millionth bike rolled into Brompton Junction in Amsterdam, captivating passers-by from its window display and drawing visitors from across the city and beyond!

Heading south to Provence, the adventures continued with the Ventoux community ride on the 3rd and 4th June. The bike was ridden up 1,909m to Mont Ventoux – one of the most challenging climbs in the Tour de France - showcasing Brompton’s capability to go beyond the city.

Traveling back north to Paris, the One Millionth bike was proudly displayed at the centrally located Brompton Junction Paris store, near the Louvre Museum.

For one last celebration before the One Millionth Brompton embarked on its voyage to China, CEO Will Butler-Adams took part in an exciting community ride through the streets of Paris on the 14th of June. The event was a delightful celebration of the bike's success and brought everyone together for a joyful day of cycling in the summer sun. After the ride, participants joined at Junction for a gathering filled with drinks, bites, and a lively music set provided by PR Strange (@prstrange_)

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