Brompton Bicycles, the company behind the iconic hand-built folding bike, hosted a community ride out of more than 400 Brompton owners in Singapore, to celebrate the arrival of its One Millionth Brompton Bike in Singapore. From its production in London, the One Millionth Brompton Bike has embarked on an international tour heading to 18 different countries, with Singapore as a key stop on its year-long world tour. The Singapore-leg for the One Millionth Brompton Bike world tour is also its largest organised ride to date.
Brompton’s All Together Different Celebration in Singapore
Riding with a strong and proud community in Singapore, the One Millionth Brompton Bike symbolised the company’s ‘All Together Different’ initiative that celebrates the different ways a Brompton fits into people’s lives, the community that uses the bike, and a collective belief that cities have a different future – one that is greener, more connected, more active – a future powered by bikes.
“The Brompton community transforms strangers into friends. It transforms a new city into a second home. It bridges cultures and crosses borders and connects us all together. A Brompton owner once told me, ‘This bike is a uniter, not a divider.’ This has never seemed truer than today as I stand here. I’m excited to embark on this journey with everyone here in Singapore,” said Peter Yuskauskas, Head of Global Community at Brompton Bicycle.
“To celebrate this momentous occasion, we want everyone to notice the Brompton community zooming past Singapore’s iconic landmarks along Marina Bay and arriving at Funan Mall. Our community, friends and neighbours are all invited to embrace with us in being All Together Different,” said Mark Smedley, APAC Managing Director at Brompton Bicycle.
The community may continue following the journey of the Millionth Brompton Bike at brompton.com/stories/one-millionth-brompton or #BromptonOneMillion on social media.
The One Millionth Brompton Bike
First invented in 1975, the One Millionth Brompton Bike proudly wears the company’s heritage on its sleeve. More than just a serial number on the bike frame, this milestone represents 47 years of skilled craftsmanship. Custom-built to mark this historic moment, the One Millionth bike has been given a special design treatment inspired by one of the brand’s original models, the ‘Mark One’, with a red main frame, silver parts, a one-of-a-kind million decal, ID plate, and aluminium touchpoints. A Brooks C17 saddle is also installed, paying homage to the seat of choice back in 1975. As a finishing and personalised touch, the bike has also been hallmarked with the signatures of both Brompton’s founder and inventor Andrew Ritchie and current CEO, Will Butler-Adams.
From its production in London, the One Millionth Brompton bike has embarked on an international tour heading to 18 different countries across 12 months, to allow the global community to experience riding it.
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