This electromagnetic 'hidden motor' bike can go 100kph

High-end carbon fibre specialist Lightweight has succeeded in hiding an electromagnetic wheel based motor system inside a light and rigid carbon frame

We previously reported on some alleged 'electromagnetic wheels' reported to cost 200,000 Euros each. The wheels were described as an inclusive system that when fitted to your bike would give you "50-60 watts".

In wake of the recent scandal at the under 23 women’s Cyclocross World Championships, in which a motor was found in a competitor's bike, electromagnetic wheels were also touted as the future of mechanical doping. There was no attempt to explain how the system worked and such a system just contained within a wheel seemed highly implausible.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.