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Brompton World Championships return for 14th year, here's how to enter

Joe Robinson
24 Jan 2019

Your chance to become a World Champion while wearing a shirt and tie

Just because it's highly unlikely that you will be given a chance to test yourself against Peter Sagan and Anna Van Der Breggen in Yorkshire later this year does not mean you will miss out on a chance to go for rainbow on UK soil in 2019.

That's because the official Brompton World Championships is returning for its 14th edition this August with entries now open for 550 successful applicants of all levels.

The race will take place on Saturday 3rd August across the same weekend as the Prudential RideLondon 100 sportive, professional women's Classique and professional men's RideLondon-Surrey Classic WorldTour race.

The race will centre around an eight-lap circuit which starts with a Le Mans-style run to the bikes on The Mall. Once assembled, the peloton of hopefuls will also cover a 16km circuit around St. James' Park. 

It's also worth noting that this race is a lycra-free zone with riders asked to adhere to the city-chic dress code (blazers and tailored shorts) to reflect the Brompton's place in day-to-day life.

Before the finals, qualifying events are held worldwide to find the race's most accomplished riders. Last year's titles were taken by former British champion Emma Pooley and Cam Gutteridge, who commented on the uniqueness of the event. 

'I can safely say that nothing compares to the thrill and atmosphere that accompanies the Brompton World Championships, stepping up onto the podium was definitely something I won't be forgetting in a hurry. A fantastic event to be able to take part in and quite the spectacle to watch too!' Gutteridge enthused.

Registration for the event opened yesterday and can be found here. Entries will close on Monday 11th February with a total of 550 riders being chosen from the ballot to enter the race.

Successful riders will be informed on Thursday 14th February.

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