Meet the McBike: the McDonalds drive thru box for cyclists (video)

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.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.