First Brompton Bike Ride – London Bike Ride

First Brompton Bike Ride – London Bike Ride

Brompton Hire Bike
I finally got the chance to ride a Brompton bike. My first Brompton bike hire failed due to an out of commission locker in Manchester. When the weather finally turned warm in London I made the most of it and headed over to the nearby Brompton lockers in Hammersmith.

It turned out very handy when Nathan’s commuter ended up with a broken wheel so we both had a chance to ride it, a bike we can both ride!

The bike hire scheme is found all over the UK and is quite reasonable, there are 2 plans one for regular users an one for occasional users. It’s a handy scheme if you want an easy way to rent a decent bike. It’s also a great way to try out a Brompton if you are thinking of buying one.

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Readers Comments (45)

  1. Dreamers Scrapbook February 11, 2021 @ 8:43 pm

    The several weeks ago, I had an appointment at Hammersmith station and I saw Brompton hike. I really love try it and this is one of my wish list things. thanks for showing

  2. Great video, and I like. Brompton bike looks nice !!

  3. Budisanto Tanoto February 11, 2021 @ 8:44 pm

    3:30 gotta say it’s painful to watch the folding process. But nice review!

  4. Am​ thaipeople THAILAND… I​ like klip you.

  5. Looks like a fun bike to ride around town on

  6. Paw Prints Jersey February 11, 2021 @ 8:49 pm

    Where about in london can I hire brompton bike ? Thanks

  7. What handlebar bag are you using in this video?

  8. What about tubes? are they easy to find? I’m in the states thinking about this or a Giant express folding bike. I want to make sure tubes and parts are easy to come buy than waiting on a order. I am hoping it’s comfortable thinking about traveling with it across Europe and the states

  9. they should do this for Cardiff

  10. Awesome! I travel all around the world with my Brompton. I pop it in a suitcase and check it on my flight, get it on the other side and viola! Freedom! Thanks for the great video! So, did your friend match his best time riding the Brompton? Ha ha!

  11. Great to have a bike rental/share like that in London. Better to own one if you can but that’s very cool. Cheers from LA!

  12. Thank you for sharing! Here in Montréal, Canada, I am watching your video with total jealousy as I see everyone in the street in Summer clothes while here Winter won’t just quit!

  13. Do you tend to ride much without a helmet? I never used to wear one cycling when i was younger, but nowadays it seems to be part of my riding outfit now. Think it would feel weird commuting without it tbh?

  14. I did the same and hired one for two weeks then bought an S6R on a cycle to work scheme. I’ve had mine for just over a year, brilliant bike, use it most days for business and getting around town.

  15. I’m jealous we have bike share here In Austin, Tx but not Brompton bike share! Would totally love to rent one.

  16. Cool Nissan Figaro at 2:59

  17. julio miranda santiago February 11, 2021 @ 9:04 pm

    9811 suscriptor

  18. Raziel Adolfo Nuñez Galicia February 11, 2021 @ 9:05 pm

    Buen video genial la naquina desoachadora de bicicletas, pero….. Que mal que la mujer del video no es ciclista responsable, x no llevar casco punto malo tache.

  19. 2:43 Audi wanker!

  20. Bush- Radler Katalonien February 11, 2021 @ 9:11 pm

    Brompton hire station, never seen. Great thing.

  21. tommy budi utomo February 11, 2021 @ 9:13 pm

    What is your shoes brand..look nice and comfort.. i like it

  22. 2.44 typical Audi driver…not stopping for anyone……

  23. No helmet?

  24. I seriously want one of those bikes. I’m from the States, and I’ve been to London, and seeing people on those bikes, and saying "I want one of those ". I’m gonna look online for them.

  25. Preston Pendergraft February 11, 2021 @ 9:15 pm

    Do you feel you would have been comfortable riding the Brompton to work? I have watched your commuting videos…wow that London traffic!

  26. I’ve a Ridgeback Rendez vous folding bike seems great.
    I love it.

  27. Blisters and Bug Bites February 11, 2021 @ 9:19 pm

    That is SO COOL that you can rent a Brompton like that! I think they are such awesome bikes!

  28. Nice….

  29. I have read folding back are for max 2 miles ride. What do you think? I am thinking of riding to work is about 7 miles.

  30. I’m a person who doesn’t even like folding my laundry! Having to unfold and re-fold a bicycle seems a very unappealing idea. I’ll pass on that one…

  31. Sorry, can I ask you a question? For your body, your height, and your use of bicycle, what kind of handlebars do you have, M or H ? I am 168 cm tall but I don’t know the right handlebars for me. Thanks so much for your attention and your answer.

  32. Just curious about Nathan’s riding pants, what brand are they?

  33. Well he looks better now .

  34. I enjoy the chance to ride different styles of bikes and the Brompton Hire is a great way to give a Brompton bike a go!

  35. pa modou Sawaneh February 11, 2021 @ 9:25 pm

    Can I get folding bike second hand can you help it will help in the Gambia

  36. Did Nathan beat his previous time?

  37. Thank you for sharing.

  38. London looks like a lot nicer place to ride than Los Angeles. I’ve been riding a folder for years and just ordered a Brompton and am waiting for it to be shipped.

  39. Ride on phuckers.

  40. Brompton is oke if you go by train bus andsoforth but just for riding no.I live in holland the country of bicycles.Buy an electric bicycle.Its justt amazing and the price is the same as a brompton

  41. I like your video, I like your Brompton,,, warm regards from me Vini in Indonesia 🇮🇩

  42. Chino Villaverde February 11, 2021 @ 9:35 pm

    Where in Manchester did you rent a brompton?

  43. Hi! How tall is he? It’s seems that the bike is pretty small for him…

  44. I have a Brompton in hire from Manchester, had it for over a week. The portability of the bike is one thing no one other manufacturer can match. These things are built like a tank!
    I will look to purchase one when the Coronavirus crisis has passed. Keep up your videos they are informative and entertaining.👍

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