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Ready, set, unfold! Racers compete in folding bike championships

Competitors take part in the Brompton World Championship folding bike race at Goodwood Motor Circuit on July 28 in Chichester, England. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images
Bikes are lined up as a horn signals the start of the Brompton World Championship folding bike race on July 28 in Chichester, England. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images

The Brompton World Championship folding bike race, which is part of the Orbital Cycling Festival at Goodwood Motor Circuit was held on July 28 in Chichester, England.

Riders start with a Le-Mans style sprint to the their bikes, which they then assembled for the 9.4 mile race. A strict dress code of jacket and tie applies, with an award going to the most stylishly dressed.

Competitors listen to a safety briefing before the folding bike race. A strict dress code of jacket and tie applies, with an award going to the most stylishly dressed. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images
Competitors take to their bikes as a horn signals the start of the Brompton World Championship. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images
Competitors begin as a horn signals the start of the Brompton World Championship folding bike race. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images
Competitors race in the Brompton World Championship folding bike race. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images
A competitor cool downs after the Brompton World Championship. Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images