- I've been commuting to work by Brompton for over 10 years, and a full-size (or "cumbersome") bike now just feels slightly strange to me
- Taking a Brompton on the train (to get to Land's End and from John O'Groats) is simple, and doesn't require reserving a space on the train months in advance, only to discover on boarding that somebody's already using it...
- For B&Bs without cycle storage facilities, it's easy to fold & bag up a Brompton and take it into your room
- The unsuitability of my current Brompton for the hills to be encountered on the route meant that I had a great excuse to buy a gleaming new model with all the latest features ;-)
Thursday, 13 August 2009
This blog is an account of my attempt to cycle the length of the country, from Land's End to John O'Groats. I'll be riding a 2009 model Brompton M6R-X, a slightly unconventional selection for a trip like this. The reasons for this choice are: