How I pack my Brompton on planes

I’m packing to fly out to Rotterdam tomorrow to be a speaker at this, and thought I would dump a clip on youtube showing how I pack my Brompton when I’m going on work trips. I’ve lost count of how many aeroplanes I’ve checked this bike onto in the way I show here, and you’re perfectly right: I don’t cycle to reduce my carbon footprint.

That’s enough blogging. I must go and tell the Netherlands they should not use bikes to take people to pinch-points like stations, but to plan for growing numbers of cycling enthusiasts who want to ride door to door. ¬†Wish me luck brethren!

About Steven

I'm on a mission to put cycling on the agendas of architects, urban designers and fellow academics, who see the potential for bicycles to change cities and buildings. My PhD is in architectural history and my interdisciplinary research spans art theory, philosophy and cultural studies. I teach architectural history and theory and design studio at The University of Tasmania, Australia, and formerly worked as an architect designing large public housing projects in Singapore. My favourite bikes are a titanium racing bike I use for racing, a Velorbis retro commuter for riding to cafes and work, a single speed ultra light Brompton that I take with me when I travel on planes, a 29er hard tail mountain bike that I get lost on in remote places, an old track bike that scares me, a 1984 Colnago Super with all original campagnolo components that is plugged into a virtual realm that I train in, and a Dutch-made Bakfiets, that could easily replace half of the bikes I just mentioned.
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