VIDEO – GoCycle: riding about town and chatting with its inventor
What do you do when you stop engineering sports cars for McLaren? You turn your hand to revolutionising the humble bicycle, that’s what! Anna from Tech Digest sister-site Shiny Shiny had a chat with Richard Thorpe, creator of the electrically powered GoCycle, this week. You can view the interview in the video above.
It’s a pretty crazy concept; a battery assisted bike, it features a handlebar that when squeezed can speed up your cycling and turn you into a pedal-powered Evil Knievel, as demonstrated in the second video here. It has to be recharged from a mains supply for 3 hours, but it can then hit a max speed of 15mph and last for up to 20 miles.
It being National Cycling week next week, why not give it a try if you’ve the cash to spare? Buy it here in instalments of £45 a month, or in one go for £1,495.