Monday, June 23, 2014

Inventor Creates Bizarre Cycle

It may sound about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike or a chocolate fireguard, but one inventor hopes we will soon be riding around on a bike with no pedals.
Using the Velofeet is as easy as a walk in the park, as you simply sit back astride its single wheel and stride along. 
Manuel Alvarez-Icaza, its Inverness-based inventor, believes the wackiest idea since the Segway could provide the solution to congested city centres by providing a lightweight and manoeuvrable way of travelling short distances.
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Unique: Manuel Alvarez-Icaza believes the Velofeet could be the solution to congested cities

He said yesterday: ‘It’s a bit like a unicycle but it is more efficient. It’s simplicity itself and you build up momentum very quickly. 
‘You just lean to change direction and to stop you lean back on the seat and the brakes come on. 
‘We’ll have a sports version as well and you could use it for games like basketball or even football. 

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