Brompton carry handle up for grabs

Brompton carrying handle

The question of why Brompton sells leather wallets, iPad cases and scarves as accessories for its folding bicycles, but not a carrying handle remains one the great unanswered mysteries. Luckily, a number of after-market handles are on sale to fill the void.

The Off yer bike handle has been designed with as much attention to detail as the bike to which it fits. The handle features two velcro straps prevent movement along the frame and a leather backing eliminates lateral movement around the main frame tube.

Brompton carry handle

The rubber handle has been designed to a specific length and height that allows users to carry the bike from either side when folded or in ‘ride ready mode’.

Win a carry handle for your Brompton

We have one Off Yer Bike carry handle worth £42 to give away. Simply leave us a comment at the bottom of this page and we will pick a winner next week.

Andrew Ritchie built the first Brompton bike in 1979 and has been refining the design ever since. The company is often cited as an exemplar of British manufacturing. The sells across the world and such is its success that the company struggles to keep up with orders.

The Brompton is a design classic – a bicycle that is practical, easy to use and instantly recognisable. Brompton is not only a success in British manufacturing but has revolutionised the way bicycles can be used in this country; its clever folding mechanism allows thousands of commuters each day to bypass the onerous regulations that prevent many cyclists from carrying their full-size bikes on trains.

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Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy from us helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner, safer transport future.

ETA cycle insurance has a low standard excess of 5% (minimum £25) and offers a new-for-old for life – however old the bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model.

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  1. Alastair Binnie-Lubbock


    Great article and good point, why don’t Brompton make handy handles? My Brompton really needs one!

  2. Marc Dickson


    Quite surprised that Brompton do not make their own handle, especially as the latest version of the saddle lacks the finger grips on the underside!

  3. Patricia Richardson


    I think this is a great idea. Tried carrying my friends Brompton, she had one fitted. it was so easy.
    Also adds protection,for the frame against scratches.

  4. Nic Jones


    Would be great to have one of these! Fed up of trying to carry using the saddle alone… Thanks for pointing these out!

  5. Eddie


    This looks really good. It would help get the Brompton around the home and at work.

  6. Dave Brabants


    I’ve had my Brompton for 15 years now and its a great bike, but the carrying handle would make it greater still.

  7. David Gray


    I would prefer it if there was no leather on the handle.

  8. Richard Scrase


    Yes please, anything to stop me cleaning my brompton on my suit

  9. Carol W


    My wee Brompton would appreciate that 🙂

  10. Louise Skipton-Carter


    I need definitely need one of those! Been struggling with lifting my Brompton on and off trains. 🙂

  11. Giuseppe Caruso


    Handle Handle Handle

  12. Barbara Disney


    ooh that would help this little old lady get her brompton onto the train – bike plus bag plus flask of tea- still cycling

  13. Paul Hubert


    I’m sure it’s a good idea. All the same, in the days when I used to commute with my Brompton everyday I managed to negotiate Leeds City Station and sometimes buses without too much ado.

  14. Jane


    Yes please. I’d love one – so would Brompton2.

  15. Robert Clark


    Congrats to Off yer bike to come up with this solution!

  16. T Deave


    Fantastic, great solution.

  17. Charlotte


    My cousin has recently bought a Brompton and I would love to be able to give him this as a present!

  18. Ray


    Quite happy without one, I use the saddle despite the lack of finger grips on my Brookes.

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