Brompton Bike


Made for Cities

Brompton bikes are sold in 47 countries around the world and 80% of production is exported. The company is on target to produce 50,000 bikes this year and close to 500,000 have hit the roads since the first bike was made in the 1975 by the inventor Andrew Ritchie. A Brompton bike is perfect for those that live, work or play in cities, or want to escape the city: The bike folds up to a third of its size, and weighs on average just 11kg for the standard model and from 16.5kg for the Brompton Electric, which means a Brompton is suitable to take on all forms of transport.


Made for You

Brompton bikes are all custom-made, allowing the customer to choose exactly the bike that suits their needs. A broad selection of accessories and luggage means a Brompton bike can be accessorised as the customer wishes, it’s a complete transport solution. One Brompton bike takes 6.2 tonnes less carbon than a car to make and 42 folded Brompton bikes can be parked in the space it takes to park one car.

Made in London

Brompton Bicycle is the leading bicycle manufacturer in the UK, from its factory in Greenford, West London. Each bike is hand brazed by a skilled craftsman. This makes every bike incredibly tough and unique. Each brazer is trained for 18 months and has a “signature” which is stamped on the parts of the bike they work on. Brompton Bicycles home city of London has seen cycling increase by 91% since 2003. 


The modular design has remained fundamentally unchanged since the original patent was filed by Andrew Ritchie in 1979, with small details being refined by continual improvement. Ritchie was awarded the 2009 Prince Philip Designers Prize for work on the bicycle. In reviews of folding bicycles, the Brompton is often the winner. Brompton is the largest volume bicycle manufacturer in Britain, producing approximately 40,000 bicycles each year. The company also operates a bicycle hire system.