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Designer of the Raleigh Chopper, Alan Oakley, dies aged 85

Alan Oakley, designer one of the most memorable bikes ever, the Raleigh Chopper, has died at the age of 85 from cancer. A motorbike ridden in the film, Easy Rider, inspired Alan Oakley’s design. It was planned on the back of an airmail envelope while travelling home from a trip to America in 1969. For …

Amazing Bike World Records

Have you ever wondered what kind of crazy inventions are out there, or the furthest that someone has been able to push themselves on a bike? Well we’ve gathered up a few Guinness World Records to show you that the limit is only as far as your imagination will take you. From a bike weighing …

The homemade 100mph bike

Graeme Obree is at it again, but this time, building a bike that he hopes to smash the current world speed record and reach 100mph. Graeme, the former world champion cyclist, is hoping that the homemade bike that he’s building from recycled parts will be enough to break the land speed record for pedal power. …

What is a future bike likely to look like?

For many of us in the bike industry, a question that commonly crosses our minds is what the bikes of the future might look like and what benefits will they bring us. A large number of ideas have sprung up through the years, some plausible and some not so much. We’ve collected nine bicycle concepts …

The WeBike – Pedal Whilst You Work!

Image Source : Gizmag Do you ever feel like you don’t get enough exercise at work? The average workplace doesn’t typically encourage physical exercise during working hours, so a Belgium company, We-Watt, has come up with the ‘WeBike’, that allows employees to take part in some easygoing exercise while at work. The WeBike is a …

Would You Wear An “Invisible” Bike Helmet?

Is it one of those crazy futuristic ideas, or is the “invisible” Bike Helmet here to stay? The idea is to turn a safety accessory into a fashion accessory.  It fits around the neck almost like a collar and upon impact, it inflates like an air bag in 0.1 seconds around the head. Available in …