Saturday, 4 February 2012

Trike In The Park - Saltaire

I'm always interested in unusual bicycles, or tricycles, and this one really is unusual as it has an electric motor as well as pedal power. The motor is built into the wheel hub at the rear and the battery is in the compartment between the front wheels, energy from the braking system is also used to charges up the battery. The acceleration of the machine is quite remarkable and it looks great fun to ride, particularly in an empty Roberts Park at Saltaire. I had a very brief chat with Tom, the rider, who kindly let me take this picture, and who also mentioned that he regretted the decision to wear shorts, it was very very cold!

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