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The bicycle has inspired more varied and ingenious inventiveness than any other human artifact. Here are some creations, new and old, which have caught our attention.
We've never seen anything like this in all our travels - designer and owner of Turner recumbents MILTON TURNER explains the reasoning behind it.
A vertical transportation device
ELAD BAROUCH explores the further fringes of creative bicycle building with his two bizarre bike projects
This ingenious five-seater was an entry to the first HPV (Human-Powered Vehicles) event in the UK.
An innovative child carrying bicycle
Inhabitants of Delhi rediscover their cooperative impulses with STEPHAN KÖPERL and SYLVIA WINKLER’s unusual people-carrying trike
A unique recumbent trike based on the fuel tank from a decommissioned Russian fighter jet.
Family on wheels - BILL and AMARINS HARRISON and their three daughters are making a unique journey from Kentucky to Alaska.
This image from the Bike Culture archives has us scratching our heads.
An unusual machine made by Graziella in Italy.
FRANK COLVER explains how having your feet well off the ground and clear of the rattlesnakes is just one advantage of his Desert Bike recumbent. Edited by PETER ELAND.
What more can we say? It's an enormous bike.
Ahoy there me hearties!
Brox tandem quadricycle towing a passenger trailer.
The Kinetic Sculpture races have cemented themselves as a part of the culture of many towns and cities across the globe - TOM VOGT describes this ludicrous sport, along with some very bizzare pictures...
Who needs a removal truck when you have friends like these?
Fun on four wheels
Amsterdam-based artist ERIC STALLER has come to hope for a future that is technological yet human. Among his works, which range from large-scale architecture to whimsical mini-sculpture, there is a strong pedal-powered element, closely allied to his personal philosophy.
Le Caer was a world-class competition cyclist before he embarked on his ocean-going exploits. His speed records for human powered water craft still stand more than twenty years later.
Adding a set of pedals might give us a more varied workout but it cannot help us go any faster.
Hills! Don't we hate them? The bane of our cycling lives. If only there was a clever invention which would flatten them for us...... No no no, not gears. This!
Yorkshireman BRIAN CASWELL describes the thinking behind his unusual creation.
An expanding family needs a reliable form of transport, and a 'green' family needs an environmentally friendly craft. Cyclorama Editor JIM McGURN tells the story of the vehicle he designed to meet both briefs
Mummy are we there yet?
Nothing brightens a day like six musicians in matching uniforms, on one bike: the "Brabants Fietsharmonisch Orkest".
Four-lane fun, and miles better than a home turbo-trainer!
Winner of the final of the first Pedal Powered Furniture World Championship
Mind your fingers!
The travelling pedal-powered sound system against war and injustice!
A behemoth reminiscent of Roman galley ships
A bike where both wheels are free to turn!
A commercial attempt to replicate the short-journey benefits of the motor car, using pedal-power.
KEVIN CYR combines Chinese transportation with American recreation
Go ahead sucker, make my day!
Cyclorama's resident evil genius shows us how to make a Tall Bike. Do try this at home! By PETER TREMLETT
In the endless quest for ultimate rear end comfort Zombie freakbike builder PETER TREMLETT brings us the latest evolution of his linear drive, electric assist recumbent quadricycle seating solution.