Yesterday I tried a Yike Bike!

The world’s first super light folding electric bike.

According to their website YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested, polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the mini-farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers. Apparently they sat down to try and answer:

  • What is the simplest way to get from A to B with the aid of a machine?
  • What is the smallest wheel you can have to get a stable, safe, comfortable ride?
  • Can you make something small enough to be able to go with you anywhere in a city?
  • Wonder if we could make a unicycle dramatically easier to ride and fold?

They were intrigued by creating something that could dramatically change urban transport, enabling city dwellers a fast, safe and easy way to navigate their environment. The result was the mini-farthing concept and its first expression, the YikeBike. It employs state-of-the-art technology, engineering and industrial design to create a new class of personal transport. http://www.yikebike.com/

 

Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I have NOT met the Yike Bike people… in fact I’ve never even communicated with them! I have NOT been given a Yike Bike to use, borrow or own. A Third Party had this Yike Bike in a private car park.