As seen on TV and in the national press...

This amphibious cycle was designed and built by seven engineering students at the University of Southampton, England in 2008. It is powered on water by a paddle wheel.

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    • 自然
      自然

      good~~~

      about 9 years ago
    • redougulas
      redougulas

      maybe the paddle needs to be more substantial, it looks like just a bar. Also maybe they should be more submerged

      about 9 years ago
    • Saviour Sam Agius
      Saviour Sam Agius

      It would be nice to take this across some real stretches of water like the English Channel or possibly around the world. I would volunteer to test ride it for such a challenge. :) It's been my dream to bike around the world and the only obstacle there is is the sea! Any chance of having something similar available commercially?

      about 9 years ago
    • Rafael Garcia
      Rafael Garcia

      beautifull

      about 9 years ago
    • surfcello
      surfcello

      Try flippers instead of paddles! I tried out a canoe in the Lake District once that had pedal driven flippers made out of rubber. They hardly created any drag or splash, and the canoe was faster just pedaling than paddling with the normal canoe paddle. The combination was amazing!

      about 9 years ago
    • JeHeretic
      JeHeretic

      Nice job guys i would love one of these things,,,

      about 9 years ago
    • matroosjes
      matroosjes

      This is bad for Southhampton!

      about 9 years ago
    • dave smith
      dave smith

      thats cool good job

      about 9 years ago
    • amphibiouscycle
      amphibiouscycle

      @runescapeisawsomeful yes it is

      about 9 years ago
    • protogenius
      protogenius

      Nice project, not the most efficient for either land or water, but functional for both, thats what matters. Good job.
      However it does remind me of something Willy Wonk would drive.
      Still good job.

      about 9 years ago
    • Pimpmastahanhduece
      Pimpmastahanhduece

      thats a nice simple design and i like the plastic over the rudder so the driver doesnt get wet.

      about 9 years ago
    • Del350K4
      Del350K4

      A magnificent piece of work! Well done-a big thumbs up from me :)

      about 9 years ago
    • monkyspanker
      monkyspanker

      Nice pedalo :)

      about 9 years ago
    • Heo Nyeon
      Heo Nyeon

      Hope you manage to get it into the market, good luck! 5star!

      about 9 years ago
    • amphibiouscycle
      amphibiouscycle

      Although not shown in this video, we were able to cycle out of the water and back onto dry land up a 1-in-5 incline. You can see this in our other video.

      about 9 years ago
    • A desk for thoughts
      A desk for thoughts

      well done peeps

      about 9 years ago
    • william reid
      william reid

      I wonder if My design for a human powered houseboat would be a good university project? I made several enclosed HPV campers over the years, so a house boat would be nice-And, I have the design already!

      about 9 years ago
    • AquaponicDave
      AquaponicDave

      I'm guessing it doesn't go up the ramp real well, since if you go forward the floats are lifting the rear wheel and if you go backward the paddles provide insufficient propulsion. And with the ramp covered with slimy algae... I'll bet they had to drag it out with a rope.

      about 9 years ago
    • Connor Howley
      Connor Howley

      Awesome stuff, looks like sin, but it works.

      about 9 years ago
    • Elliot Green
      Elliot Green

      i like the way the wheel steers on land and in water

      about 9 years ago
    • hibirapita
      hibirapita

      Pienso que esta bueno pero se te fue la mano con los materiales, puedes obtener iguales o mejores resultados sin tanto marerial y mecanismos .Good job, but I it took too much stuff to make it and and the performance is not so good .U can yield better results at less costs.

      about 9 years ago
    • demofactory
      demofactory

      Not sure, but it looks like it might be able to cut the grass too!!!!!!!!

      about 9 years ago
    • desposyy
      desposyy

      also it is allot more simple to implement a paddle wheel in this drive train as it doesnt require the power to be diverted

      about 9 years ago
    • surrounded88
      surrounded88

      well done, nice to see creativity at work

      about 9 years ago
    • LearnAmericanEnglishOnline
      LearnAmericanEnglishOnline

      Great idea! You could use it to go fishing. I also think this would be useful in cutting across small lakes that have ramps and are close to bikeable streets.

      about 9 years ago
    • Idontwant Mynamedisplayed
      Idontwant Mynamedisplayed

      Mass product is not always the answer.
      That's why many good and environmentally products didnt reach us, because of that mentallity.
      Sorry mate, think about it.

      about 9 years ago
    • beaver241980
      beaver241980

      might be a good idea to put a disengage on the paddle wheel so when the bike is on land, the paddle won't turn but then engage it when in water.
      Less moving parts on land equals less power it takes to move bike

      about 9 years ago
    • MinixInt
      MinixInt

      How about having the peddle wheel and the rear wheels on the same axle? Obviously bigger wheels would be needed at the back to clear the paddle wheel.

      about 9 years ago
    • MinixInt
      MinixInt

      Unless the prop is detachable one could easily run the risk of hitting it while on the ground. If it is detachable, then it wouldn't have a smooth transition between water and land.

      about 9 years ago
    • MinixInt
      MinixInt

      How about using oars in tandem with the pedal wheel for more speed?

      about 9 years ago