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Get on board a Brompton!

Do you fancy cycling across a Second World War airfield on a Brompton bike? Well here's your chance!

Take part in our Brompton Bicycle Challenge

The RAF Benevolent Fund is holding a familiarisation day at RAF Northolt for those interested in signing up for the Brompton Bicycle this September. You don’t have to be registered for the challenge to take part in the familiarisation day – this is your chance to have a go on a Brompton first!

The day runs from 9am to 11.30am on 17 May and is free to join. All you need to do is sign up as a Brompton Leisure member (which costs £1) to cover insurance costs. If you are interested or would like to know more about the Brompton Bike Challenge, sign up here:

Please note that is you wish to attend you must register.

The Brompton Bicycle Challenge takes place in September to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Seventy-five riders will cycle the 230 miles from Paris to London over four days, raising £75,000 for the Fund in the process.

To find out more about the Challenge, visit:

The airfield at RAF Northolt opened in March 1915 and became operational in June 1915 when BE2c aircraft flew defensive patrols against Zeppelin raids over London. During the Second World War Northolt was one of the key airfields in the defence of London. During the Battle of Britain, Northolt was 'home' to a series of Allied and British Hurricane and Spitfire Squadrons.

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