Remember the days when bikes had coloured-tassles hanging from the handle-grips, and a folded-up business card stuck through the brake-blocks could make it sound like it had a motor? These days the designers are giving bike accessories a makeover…

Flute handles for musical cycling…

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Leave a trail of soap-bubbles behind you. Each bubble contains one or two tiny wildflower seeds…

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Speedblend tyres, which give a shimmering “speed-blur” colour effect as you move…

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Static    spinning…

And the bike-lawnmower, because you can’t have a wildflower meadow without mowing it…

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This last one not a commercial product, I suspect.


Funky helmets too. For motorbikes, but they could no-doubt be modified…

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Although bicycle helmets are, of course, actively dangerous…

“the largest survey of cycling casualties ever undertaken concluded that helmets did not prevent injury; indeed, increased use correlated with increased risk of death.” — The British Medical Journal.