The One Millionth Brompton Visits Melbourne

It only takes a pebble to start an avalanche. Our ‘pebble’ started rolling back in 1975, in a small flat in South Kensington, London when engineer and creator Andrew Ritchie found himself inspired to design a better folding bike. 

Fast forward over 40 years later and each steel-framed bike is hand-brazed by  highly skilled craftspeople at our London factory. Brazed to incredibly fine tolerances makes every Brompton incredibly tough and unique. Every frame ever made has received a unique frame number, stamped into the bottom bracket plate. (Q: What frame number is your Brompton?)

Frame Number 1000000

From hundreds, to a few thousands, to tens of thousands a year, our hand-made Brompton bicycles have steadily become known and grown in popularity around the world. 

The One Millionth Brompton proudly wears this heritage on its sleeve. The vibrant ‘Ritchie Red’ is matched to the first production run of Brompton bikes ever made in the early 1980’s. The Brooks C17 saddle pays homage to Andrew Ritchie’s seat of choice back in the day. And of course, it has a rear rack – just like the original.

WBA with One Millionth Brompton and AR with Mk I Brompton

Concluding it’s year-long World Tour, the One Millionth Brompton will be available to view in store from Friday 1st December. At the conclusion of it’s visit, there will be a group ride on Saturday 9th December taking in the city sights. The ride ends at Brompton Junction Melbourne where there will be refeshments and prizes to win. Don’t miss out on your “Melbourne” frame sticker and/or badge celebrating this milestone in British engineering!

Brompton Junction Event - Saturday 9th December


Brompton enthusiasts are invited to gather at Brompton Junction Melbourne from 10am Saturday morning. A group ride from our store around Princes Park and back will proceed depending on the weather. This new is route follows shared paths and suburban streets.

All comers are welcome on the ride – invite your friends and family! Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before the ride. 

  • Event Location: Brompton Junction Melbourne, 815 Nicholson St (cnr Park St), Carlton North 3054
  • Starting Time: 10:00am
  • Ride Length: 5.7km
  • Average Speed: 10-15km/hr
  • Elevation: Flat
  • Difficulty: Easy

All comers are welcome on the ride – invite your friends and family! Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before the ride.  Hire Bromptons are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please contact us to enquire further.

At the conclusion of the ride there will be refreshments at Brompton Junction Melbourne. Prizes will be awarded for the following:

  • Most Dapper
  • Most Elegant
  • Most Colourful
  • Fastest Fold

Any queries in the leadup to the group ride should be directed to Dayna at or contact Brompton Junction Melbourne via Facebook Messenger.

We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you, our wonderful Brompton community who have made this possible. 

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