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MEET THE BROMPTON BIKERS

See how Brompton Bikes are made from scratch and ride away with a bespoke bike the same day in a special event at Squint as part of this year’s London Design Festival

Head to Squint’s wonderful colour-drenched showroom, where in the basement, Brompton Bicycle will have decamped from their Chiswick workshop for the duration of the festival. Here their designers, engineers and bike builders will be demonstrating how the iconic folding bikes are made by hand and offering visitors the chance to ‘pimp my ride’ and design their own bespoke bike from a limited edition range of colours, parts and accessories. Not only that but they can watch it being built live and ride it away the same day. ‘We love the London Design Festival,’ says Will Butler-Adams, M.D. of Brompton Bicycle. ‘It’s fun and it’s synonymous with what we’re about. The inventor Andrew Ritchie designed the first bike from his flat overlooking the Oratory almost forty years ago and we love the wacky colours and patterns that Squint do, so it’s fitting to host the workshop here.’

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See the construction process behind Brompton Bikes at Squint

In addition, there will be a fleet of Bromptons available on the 14th, 18th and 21st September at 10am and 2pm for curated bike tours around the Design District’s hot spots including The Conran Shop, The V&A and Skandium. Demand is expected to be high so book in advance by emailing michael.rolph@brompton.com. 

 Squint Limited, 1 North Terrace, SW3 2BA

squintlimited.com; brompton.com