Mac & Mac's Pick: folding bike championships

By WEEK Reporter

August 20, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:07 AM CDT

Oxfordshire, England -- Over 750 competitors turned out for the "Fifth Annual World Folding Bike Championships" in England on Sunday.

Riders tackled an eight mile course in Oxfordshire, England.

The race began with competitors running to their bikes, unfolding them and then jumping on to finish the course.

In a very British twist, the organizers also banned Spandex or any other sporting attire... saying all racers had to dress quote, "smartly"..with a tie.

We are not sure the fellow who are wore a tie with a completely unbuttoned shirt is following the rules.

Michael Hutchinson of Northern Ireland won.

His prize: a new folding bike.