Brompton’s sales and marketing director, Emerson Roberts, said:
“By buying and selling on Going Going Bike, people will know they’re not encouraging bike theft or buying a stolen Brompton.
"For us, the relationship with a Brompton owner does not end with the purchase of a new bike; we look to help Brompton owners throughout the life of their bikes. This is another way we can safeguard Brompton owners’ interests.”
All Bromptons listed on Going Going Bike must have the frame number included, otherwise the listing will be removed. They will then be checked against the Brompton database of stolen bikes, as well as Bike Register and Bike Shepherd, to verify that you won’t be buying someone else’s Brompton without their knowledge. Any suspected criminal activity will be referred to the police.
Going Going Bike has set up a section on its site for second-hand Bromptons.
Going Going Bike co-founder Andrew Nethercot said:
“Bromptons are always in high demand from riders – and thieves – so we wanted to provide a dedicated place for genuine buyers and sellers to trade safely.”
Owners who have their Bromptons stolen are encourage to notify Brompton via the My Brompton section at brompton.co.uk.