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Video: Graeme Obree eat your heart out - Deliveroo makes bike out of unused kitchen gadgets

Food delivery firm highlights how many items lie unused in the cupboards of Britain’s homes

​Graeme Obree famously set the Hour record on a bike that included parts from an old washing machine, and pressed an old saucepan into service for his more recent attempt on the human-powered vehicle world record – but Deliveroo have taken the DIY ethos a bit further, creating a bike that includes no fewer than 34 unused kitchen gadgets.

As the video above shows, there are all kinds of weird and wonderful components in the bike, which has been given the name the Upcycle – including a rolling pin acting as handlebars, can openers instead of brake levers and potato mashers for the pedals, and even a grill for the seat.

Sean Miles of Design Works, who put the bike together complete with a worktop acting as a frame, even included an old microwave to add a bit of storage space.

There are obviously some actual bike-specific components in there, such as front forks, presumably because salad forks wouldn’t cut the mustard, as it were.

Research conducted by Deliveroo found that among the least-used kitchen gadgets in the UK – worth £267 in the average household – are slow-cookers, pastry brushes and pizza cutters (come on, hands up any of you who have received a Park Tools one as a Christmas gift because, you know, cycling?).

As rides go, we’re guessing the Upcycle isn’t as sleek as the Pinarello Dogma that reader Gila Joffe Overton spotted in Reading last year – complete with rider in full Team Sky kit and, er, trainers.

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> The fastest fast food? Deliveroo rider in full Team Sky kit on a Pinarello

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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ktache | 6 years ago
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I think that Sean Miles of Design Works should feel some form of professional embaressment for this abomination.  Unless of course he believes that his training and experience means that he can pointlessly attach utensils to something better than some random bloke off the street.  I have seen far better attempts at student fancy dress than this.

Ciarán Carroll | 6 years ago
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He probably had to build his own bike considering Deliveroo refuse to pay their riders/drivers a minimum wage

Altimis | 6 years ago

Is this UCI legal?


shutuplegz | 6 years ago

Hang on, it's not April yet.....

Look555 | 6 years ago
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Hack forward slash bodge of the year award? #GCNHack

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