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[Image taken 14.5.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. After seeing width restrictions on cycle routes earlier today (see: #193941, #193950) I caught up with a person riding a recumbent trike. I asked her the dimensions of her rig. She was riding … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Deangate, York. The racks are still too close to the kerb (see: #182113. But the bollard is protecting the endspace. There’s room for a ‘york’cycle – a wider and/or longer design bespoke or adapted for one or all of … [more]

[Image taken on 5.4.22] High Petergate, York. A Kettwiesel recumbent trike - see another example : #182744 ( It has panniers and a box. It is also used for touring? Was it in use … [more]

Special bike parking for cargo bikes, which should work for some recumbent bikes, too.

[Image taken 10.10.21] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Circe recumbent tandem. Other images this cycle today: #174749 and links.

[Image taken 10.10.21] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The length and width of the parking space a Circe recumbent tandem requires: W 85cm, L 220cm. Other images this cycle here today: #174749 and links. … [more]

[Image taken 10.10.21] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There is space at this supermarket to roll in and park a longer machine – a Circe recumbent tandem ( with ease. … [more]

P6201322 Location: Hunte cycleway, Hudermoor (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Bicycles and recumbent bikes on the Oldenburg - Bremen cycle route along the river Hunte dyke. Location: Neuenhuntorf (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Recumbent bike with handy bottle holding bag. Location: , Hudermoor (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Exercise bike, powering the front wheel with the legs and the rear wheels with the arms. Location: , Hudermoor (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Mangos (recumbent bikes) on the motorway near Bremen airport during the "Bremer Hochstrassentour 2014" organised by the ADFC Bremen. See also #61441

A front wheel drive recumbent bicycle with free-hand pedal steering. Owner is shielding from the rain during the Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg. See also #60022

Front wheel drive recumbent with pedal steering. See also #60024

Recumbent bike that despite the handlebars you steer with the pedals. See also #60023

The designer / builder and his one-off recumbent tricycle with front wheel drive and rear wheel steering. See also #59403.

This tricycle steers through the two, individually suspended rear wheels. See also #59405 and #59403.

Self-build recumbent tricycle with front wheel drive and a carrier box behind the suspended leather seat which ensures a low point of gravity. Steering is over the individually hinged rear wheels, see #59404.

See clip at Cool!

Kinetics, Switchback Road, Bearsden An Alleweder towing a Carry Freedom Elephant trailer, carrying a Hase Pino recumbent tandem, and a HPVelotechnik Scorpion recumbent trike. [The Kinetics shop has since moved to Garscube Road, Queen's … [more]

Recumbent bike on Bateman Street - a fairly rare sight.

Recumbent bicycle advertising on the High Street.

Sinner Mangos lined up outside the factory. Some new ready for customers, some test ride Mangos and the one I commute in.

Mike Sleep with one of his home built bikes

Mike Sleep riding one of his home built bikes

On the left, a recumbent trike on the road in Assen. It's slightly more practical as a means of transport than the Segway on the right...

Completely black Sinner Mango velomobile at an event in Assen. More details here:

Russell waits for Jolanda to finish racing her Sinner Mango in Groningen.

Sinner Mango velomobile fitted with a racing hood on the cycle racing circuit in Groningen.

Sinner Mango velomobile under construction at the ligfietsgarage in Groningen

Judy trying out an ICE Trice borrowed for a customer. Nice wide and smooth cycle path, plenty of separation from the road. There's a video here:

David riding in a Sinner Mango velomobile. These are one of the world's fastest practical bicycles. Aerodynamics mean that great speeds are possible with the same effort on the pedals - they also have a fully enclosed drive-chain so need … [more]

A recumbent tricycle parked on High Street.

Flevotrike. The owner is replacing the normal rear wheels so that he can have drum brake hubs. These will require a bit of work but give more reliable braking, especially downhill. The new wheels are actually new Mango wheels.

Challenge Hurricane recumbent. Bikes like this are considered to be quite extreme, perhaps "too low" in traffic in the UK, but not in the Netherlands. The basket on the back is used to transport a dog.

After racing on closed streets in the centre of Leer, our bikes were on display. Video, race results etc. can be found here:

A recumbent tricycle on Magnolia Field.

Close up of Pjotr's self made wooden recumbent. By taking off the wing nuts above and below the main frame this bike can be separated into two parts, and so carried on the train for free at any time. See #15463 for the whole bike

Pjotr brought along his self made wooden recumbent today. See close up photo at #15464

Riding into the fog on the morning of a bike race in Groningen. More on the event here:

Home made all carbon fibre low racer recumbent (for people with very narrow bodies) resting before the exertion of a race on the cycle racing track in Groningen. This machine weighs just 9 kg. The video gives an impression of the race … [more]

Heading back home on the cycle path after racing in Groningen. Note brand new wide, smooth unidirectional cycle path (it's to be the same on the other side of the road), several km of which have been completed along here since we came here … [more]

I've now been out a few times with the local Sunday morning recumbent riders group, the Huneliggers. This photo shows the bikes outside the cafe where the ride starts, ready to set off on Sunday morning. Many of people ride these … [more]

Two of the Huneliggers ( ). A group of recumbent riders who get together on Sunday mornings.

Cycling across the Afsluitdijk. This is a sea defence 32 km long which separates the IJsselmeer from the North Sea and joins North Holland to Friesland. A very good quality cycle path is provided all the way along the dyke. You can see a … [more]

Inline home made tandem recumbent

Friday riders out for a hack.

Simon racing at the Cyclevision event in Lelystad in 2002. Full story of this visit here:

Wide cyclepath alongside main road (one car is just visible to the left through the trees). Taken on the way back from the Cyclevision event at Lelystad in 2002.

Nice wide cycle path along the side of a busy road. Note that even babies don't wear helmets.

Mike Burrows crosses the line on the Ratracer B. One has to wonder why Cambridge, the "city of cyclists", doesn't have a velodrome like this.

Racing in Lelystad - Cyclevision 2002

Here's Simon on a rented recumbent

Returning from Cyclevision

Riding back from Cyclevision. Wide, smooth rural cycle path in the middle of nowhere.


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