How the bicycle might look 100 years from now

The first bicycle was produced over 200 years ago – how will the design of pedal-powered two-wheeled machines progress in 100 years' time?

Bicycle designer B.G. Bowden with his futuristic design from 1946.

(Image credit: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

The first two-wheeled cycles appeared over 200 years ago, and since then they have evolved into the bicycles that we know and love today.

Though some aspects of bicycle design have altered considerably in the past few decades - notably in frame material and electronics - some aspects are remarkably similar to those early machines from two centuries ago.

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