Brompton World Championship moves to Goodwood Motor Circuit as part of the Orbital Cycling Festival, 27-28 July

Brompton World Championship moves to Goodwood

The 8th Brompton World Championship is to move to Goodwood Motor Circuit as part of the Orbital Cycling Festival.

The race, which together with the Brompton Eliminator and Brompton Sprint make up the Brompton Treble set of events, will take place on the weekend of 27th – 28th July. Registration for the events, which in the past have sold out in a matter of days, opens at midday on 2nd April.

Goodwood Motor Circuit, famous for the Festival of Speed, has a bigger capacity than previous World Championship venues, such as Blenheim Park, and organisers expect to see over 1,000 Brompton riders on the track. 

Event organiser Katharine Horsman said: 

“We are very excited to bring the Brompton World Championship and the challenge of the Brompton Treble to Orbital Cycling Festival. This is a historic racing venue and very fitting for a truly international competition.”

The 2012 race attracted over 800 registrants from 34 countries. Twelve National Championships are planned around the world for 2013, from Switzerland and Japan to Korea and the USA. The winners of these national events are rewarded with flights and entry into the World Championship.

Previous entrants include the likes of former Commonwealth champion Michael Hutchinson and four-time Vuelta a Espa­ña winner Roberto Herras. There’s a strict dress code of jacket and tie.

To help launch the event, reigning Treble Champion Richard Spencer allowed was filmed by Brompton.

The Brompton World Championship was first staged by Koos Kroon, Brompton’s Spanish distributor, in Barcelona in 2006. Two years later the event moved to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

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