This hobby horse will never catch on

To celebrate the 196th anniversary of The Running Machine (invented 1817) German designers have gone back to basics and invented the same thing again ‘hoping to design a more environmentally friendly type of transport’.

The original running bike. Photo by Gun Powder Ma wikipedia

A prototype of the bicycle were various running machines or ‘hobby horses’. This ‘running machine was developed by German Baron Karl von Drais in 1817



A potted history of the bicycle from early ‘boneshakers’ and Penny Farthings to the latest models.

A history of the bicycle in photos



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