This morning as part of a weekend cycling festival in Nottingham there was folding bike race. I came 3rd on the Mezzo There were mostly Bromptons with 3 or 4 Dahons, and one Mezzo. The format was, bikes line up on the start line folded, riders start 20m back and run to the bikes, unfold them and race for 2 laps. I can now confirm that the Mezzo unfolds faster than a Brompton as I was in second place off the start line just behind one the Dahons. I was trying to pace myself until 3 riders overtook me at a serious speed. I pushed on the second lap and overtook a few but there was no way I could catch the the 2 leaders. The engine was weakest link, the Mezzo performed beautifully. Turns out the winner had come from Germany to compete, is a regularly competitor in road cycling and his Brompton was very modified, but then so is my Mezzo. All good fun and very tiring.