Central London, UK, 28th July 2018. Riders on The Mall ahead of the Brompton World Championship Final, part of the Prudential RideLondon Festival of Cycling weekend. This unique and hugely enjoyable event takes the form of a Le Mans style start as 500+ smartly-dressed competitors make a mad dash to unfold their bikes before setting off on the famous eight lap circuit around St JamesÕ Park. @ David Partridge / Alamy Live News

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Central London, UK, 28th July 2018. Riders on The Mall ahead of the Brompton World Championship Final, part of the Prudential RideLondon Festival of Cycling weekend. This unique and hugely enjoyable event takes the form of a Le Mans style start as 500+ smartly-dressed competitors make a mad dash to unfold their bikes before setting off on the famous eight lap circuit around St JamesÕ Park. @ David Partridge / Alamy Live News

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