McDonalds drive thrus are normally the preserve of car drivers, but now the chain has created a box that cyclists can hang over their handlebars

Ever cycled past a McDonalds drive thru and lamented the fact you couldn’t carry your three burgers and large fries with a supersize milkshake and ice cream with you on your ride home?

Well, if you live in either Copenhagen or Medellin, Colombia, you now don’t have go without your calorie fix much longer, as the fast food chain have introduced a box that will hang over your handlebars as you cycle home.

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And you won’t end up with a horrible mush of burger/fries/ice cream at the bottom of the box, as each item has its own little compartment to ensure they reach their destination in one piece.

Wired reports that McDonalds have partnered with advertising agency Tribal to design the McBike – an innovation which will surely delight hipsters (or Millenials as they’re referred to) far and wide.

“McDonald’s is trying to reach a new segment,” Walter Ioli of Tribal Buenos Aires told Wired. “We found that the bike was one of the preferred means of transportation for millennials, so it was important that McDonald’s adapts to the new habits of its consumers.”

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Bad news though: the design was only made for a one-day event in the two cities, although Tribal say the concept may be trialled in Amsterdam and Tokyo.

For now burger-eating cycling fans in the UK will have to wait for a way to transport their food home. And, as Portsmouth man Alistair Thompson found out in 2013, a McDonalds drive thru will not serve you on your bike for ‘health and safety’ reasons.

  • Seb K

    ..And lets not forget all the bad sports people in general . I will still ride my bike to a drive thru . They don’t serve me I don’t move . Wait a minute I don’t eat that cra* anyway . Let all the fat unhealthy people enjoy it to their graves . Have your drive thrus .

  • insaney

    And let’s not forget your hero, Lance. What a sham

  • insaney

    Duh, WTF do you think he meant. And all you snooty cyclists who think you are so much better than us regulare folk, get down from your high bike and get real. There are LOTS of people who care about their health and exercise and eat right 90% of the time. If you’re willing to ride your bike to Micky D’s every couple of months, that’s a pretty good trade off. I would bet dollars to bike miles that all you healthier than thou cyclists have had your closet Big Mac moments!

  • Vespertine

    Quite, get this junk off cycling websites, the two things are mutually exclusive.

  • Riggah

    “McDonalds drive thru will not serve you on your bike for ‘health and safety’ reasons.”
    Probably because it’s not “safe” for your “health” to eat that sh……