words Johanna AgermanThe Brompton bike has finally got a rival in Hargreaves’ new folding bicycle. Unfolded, its lightweight, aluminium frame is shaped like an ellipse. “I was fed up with folding bicycles folding up on me while cycling,” says Hargreaves. This model is completely rigid when unfolded and by simply unhooking the joints the frame folds away to the size of one of its wheels. It is then locked into place with the other wheel, making it possible to wheel it behind you when not in use.