|The closest thing to skiing on the pavement.......
A new craze is sweeping America and Britain - the clever three wheeled Trikke (pronounced trike). We were intrigued when the makers asked us to take a look at a new way to get around, which apparently is as easy as riding a bike. It's versatile, so you can pootle along to your destination, taking it easy, or you can use it for a full on serious workout, to keep you fit.
||What's a Cambering Vehicle?
Trikke three-wheeled cambering vehicles are human powered machines that allow a rider to propel a chainless, pedal-less device forward without ever
touching foot to ground. The design provides a stable 3-point platform that leans into the turn with the rider while all three wheels remain in contact with the ground. A rider may reach speeds of up to 18 mph on flat ground, ride 50 miles in one day, and climb the steepest of hills (with practice!). Trikkeís design allows the rider to naturally engage his entire body throughout the ride. Legs are active for balancing and
shock-absorption and arms punch for power-thrusts and hold on for stability and control. The bi-products of the ride are joy, health, fitness and a renewed appreciation for yourself and your life.
How it works
Trikke cambering vehicles allow a rider to utilise a fundamental physics
principle known as the Conservation of Angular Momentum. While travelling on
a slalom-like path, a rider moves his centre of gravity (his mass), from
left to right (for example) while leaning the vehicle into a right turn;
this movement of the riderís mass is towards the centre of the turn, thus
decreasing the radius of an imaginary circle which is formed around the
centre point of the riderís turn. This movement of mass to the centre of the
circle acts in the same way that an ice-skater increases his/her velocity if
he/she pulls in his/her arms (decreasing his/her radius) while he/she is
spinning on the ice. Because of the vehicleís design, a rider can learn to
maximise the velocity generated from making each turn and then transfer that
momentum into the next turn, and so on and so on. Propulsion can be so
effortless that it feels like magic, or as strenuous as a full-blown sprint.
How to Ride
In the simplest of terms, you rock & roll to make a cambering vehicle go. An experienced rider uses the entire body in a co-ordinated motion that leans the vehicle into each turn and transfers the momentum of each forward thrust into the next turn and the next. A Trikke ride combines the
utility of human powered transportation with the thrill of carving deep surf and ski style turns. Like in other carving sports, everyone develops their own unique, individual riding style
Trikke as transportation
Cambering vehicles are an excellent human powered alternative for buzzing
around town, around campus, or the neighbourhood. Lightweight Trikke
products quickly fold and are easily carried into restaurants, trains or
school. Best of all, it makes the tedious process of getting from here to
Can Getting Fit be this Fun?
Well, thatís what Trike riders are saying! Youíre losing weight,
building muscle, toning your entire body, and making a healthier and happier
you when you ride, but the key is Ė youíre having fun! Itís like being on a swing thatís moving
down the road, but there are infinite nuances and combinations to try and
experience with each carve. There are new levels of finesse that you will
discover as you ride, and new combinations of different muscles used to send
you jutting ahead. More and more people are finding Trikke at the forefront of their
Win a Trikke!
We have teamed up with Trikke UK and are offering you the chance to win
the revolutionary new Trikke, to find out more and for your chance to win click
here - Sorry Competition now closed!
Where can I get them from?
You can read more about the fab Trikke, including how to choose the ideal model for you, and find a list if stockists on the Trikke UK website