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Ride on Norway’s First Bike Escalator

Marie Skillern| December 5, 2014
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Health nuts are familiar with the fact that riding your bicycles is one healthy way to get fit. One cannot deny that sometimes this simple activity can get the most out of you. One such particular pet peeve that is quite a strain among bikers is going up a steep hill.

Fret no more bikers!

An ingenious invention has made the life of bikers easier has been made. Scandinavians are quite known for their eco-friendly inventions and this invention is just right for any bike enthusiast.

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A Norwegian town of Trondheim has invented the perfect solution to this problem.

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The Norwegian town of Trondheim is considered to be the capital for Norwegian bicycling. This is the very first city to adopt a special device that assists cyclists in steep areas with a bike lift called the Tampre. The said bike lift was invented by a commuter who grew tired of getting to work all sweaty and tired.

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The Tampre is about 130 meter long. Its concept is similar to that of a ski lift and is still a prototype. This bike lift has pushed more than 200,000 bikers up the Brubakken hill in Trondheim for over 15 years. It was later introduced as the CycloCable Escalator in 2013.

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The newly dubbed CycloCable has become one of Trondheim’s tourist attractions.

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This “escalator” can lift up to 300 cyclists per hour and up to 5 cyclists simultaneously.  Aside from bicycles, this device can also lift any small wheeled transport like a baby stroller or a kid with a scooter. CycloCable does have plans to expand this ingenious invention to the cities of  Europe, USA, the Far East and Canada.

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Check out the CycloCable!

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