About us

The unique Brompton folding bike was designed and built in London in 1975 by Andrew Ritchie in his flat in South Kensington opposite the Brompton Oratory. Still made in London today, Brompton is making over 45,000 bikes per year and is the UK’s largest bike manufacturer.

Brompton Hire

Launched in April 2011, Brompton Bike Hire was created to address the clear need for a cycle hire scheme that is accessible to all,  economical to use and not confined by boundaries or borders so you can hire and return at any dock nationwide.

A luggage system that clicks

Maximise the potential of your hire. With day to day city use and exploring in mind, we want it to be easy to transport ones’ possessions for the day too

Our Brompton bags are a simple and convenient way to carry all of your essentials safely, securely clipped onto the front of your bike.

It's really easy to get started

To join us, simply download the app, register your details, select your preferred dock and choose your membership - either occasional or frequent. Once you've paid your membership fee and uploaded your ID you're free to hire from any of our docks in the UK.


Download the app and select your membership. Making sure you have your card and ID handy.


Reserve a bike. Either outside your local dock or up to 24hrs in advance.


You can hang onto the bike for up to 30 days. Use it, Live with it, Enjoy it.


Drop off at any of our docks when you’re done.