Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Our Brompton Infatuation

After the success of our Brompton Bike Library scheme – as featured on BBC news - we’re hooked on these little, fold-away beauties. Shannon, our resident Rhodesian, has been so taken by them that he has decided to convert part of the shop into what seems to be a Brompton ‘public library’.

The Bushman’s love affair with the folding bicycle last came to a climax when he placed seventh in the Brompton World Championship on his very own, custom single speed. Thus, the intentions behind this venture remain somewhat unclear. Could this be a celebration of another traditional, British bike company with undertones of self-praise?



Regardless of the motives behind this recent development, Bromptons are fantastic. Whether you're trying to tailor the perfect commute or need something to tear it up between work and your regular watering hole, this is the choice for you. One wonders how many people were sitting at Victoria or Waterloo yesterday evening, wishing for an escape plan. In a local context; commuters who had their dreams of a traffic free trip to Worcester Park station dashed to pieces by the six month gas work project, now have a solution. Folding bikes are the only vehicle allowed on the train during the AM, peak-time slog, whilst also offering a fall-back plan in case you get caught out by subsidence or any other mild, natural disaster.

Workshop deputy and handyman extraordinaire, Trevor, has been working like a hound this week. After stripping down the BMX display that has being standing proud for the past decade, the inglorious slat-wall was next. Behind said objects we found a beautiful, century-old window with which also came a plethora of deceased spiders, dust and a few stale cigarette butts.



The display is almost complete and will encompass various Brompton models, accessories and a comfy stool and desk so you may rest your weary legs whilst filling out your Brompton order form. All of the Pearson staff will be able to demonstrate the speedy unfolding capabilities of the bikes as well as the glut of options and customisations available to you.



Drop by 126 High Street, Sutton to witness first-hand, the team's hard work.

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