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Video: Learn the history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds

Beautiful and accurate animation brings more than 200 years of bicycle nostalgia in seconds of video

If you’re after a history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds - and who isn’t? - look no further that this charming video from the Copenhagen based design and animation outfit Visual Artwork.

You might the the velocipede is a relatively simple construction, but you’ll be surprised to see just how much its design has changed since its invention in the 19th Century.

 

Evolution of the Bicycle from Visual Artwork on Vimeo.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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