Foals Design Custom Brompton Bike For Charity
Foals drummer Jack Bevan has collaborated with Brompton, the iconic London brand, to design a one-of-a-kind bicycle, to be auctioned off for charity.
The prize draw will be open for four weeks with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation; you can enter here.
Using Brompton’s renowned folding C Line bike frame as a basis, Jack customised the design using visuals adapted from Foals’ Life Is Yours album to create an utterly distinctive design. The bike has been completed using Jack’s own choice of components, including a Brookes Cambium saddle as well as the stylish, high performance tan wall tyres provided by Schwalbe.
The result is a unique money-can’t-buy item that will be irresistible to Foals collectors and bike connoisseurs alike.
All money raised through this campaign will help fund the Mental Health Foundation’s vital work across the UK. As part of their work during the pandemic, the charity completed 12 waves of research which enabled the organisation to identify the people and communities whose mental health has been disproportionately impacted by the national health crisis. With this information the charity has developed programmes which target those individuals and communities who can benefit from tailored support, information, and advice enabling the charity to reach more people across the country.
Since the original bike was designed in 1975, Brompton has been on a mission to improve travel in cities. Made in London, their famous bikes can be found all over the world and fit perfectly in the back of tour buses or in the hand luggage of gigging rock and roll stars.
Working closely with the band, Brompton has taken elements from their album artwork and incorporated them onto the glossy white C Line frameset using the latest painting techniques. With his first-hand knowledge of Brompton bikes and with a keen eye for detail, Jack also picked out some of the additional components, such as the Brooks Cambium Saddle and grips, along with the striking Schwalbe tan wall tyres.