In 1979 the British Cycling Bureau delivered these ‘Bikes of the future’

IN October 1979, the British Cycling Bureau invited designers to create the “Bike of the future”.


bike of the future


Juan Szumowski won with his design for a folding bike – 43 cm when collapsed.


bike of the future winner



bike of the future VW


VW Group threw away the spokes.  The tyres are puncture proof moulded polyurethane. The chain is rubber. The rechargeable batteries give a little oomph when muscles tire.


bike of the future VW 1




bike of the future Graham Herbert


Graham Herbert’s folding bike boasted a “sprung” riding position.


bike of the future Graham Herbert 1



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