Designer Rowan Tindale teamed up with sustainable transportation charity Sustrans to create a bicycle that is part vehicle, part work of art, and part exercise in sustainability.
The bike’s frame is made from wood salvaged from coastal fortifications in Brighton, and was laminated using a bio-epoxy resin. The back fork is made from wood from a tree affected by an ash dieback, which was steam bent to accommodate the rear wheel.
The non-wooden parts were salvaged from broken bicycles that have been taken off the road, proving that even manufactured parts can have a much longer life than original intended.
The bike is a one-off, but it should be effective in its mission of promoting cycling and sustainable fabrication processes.