Hudspith Steam Bicycle

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The Hudspith Steam Bicycle is a fully functioning, steam-powered bicycle, designed and made by Geoff Hudspith.[1][2]

It first ran in October 2000[3] and was first exhibited publicly at the 2001 Great Dorset Steam Fair.[1] It has since been exhibited - and ridden - at other rallies, including those in Denmark France and Germany.[3][4]

It is an ordinary pedal bicycle, based on a restored 1949 VéloSoleX frame, modified to carry and use a home-made steam engine, and has a range of around 10 miles (16 km) on one tank of water and a top speed of 20 miles per hour (32 km/h).[2]

Hudspith has also built a steam-powered gramophone.[5]


  1. ^ a b Hudspith, Geoff (2001). "The Hudspith Steam Bicycle". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b Siciliano, Leon. "British engineer designed and built his own steam-powered bicycle". Business Insider. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b Hudspith, Geoff (December 2005). "The Continuing Development of the Hudspith Steam Bicycle". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Kreativwerkstatt – Hier darf man Dampf ablassen – Sommerfest in Burkartshain". Leipziger Volkszeitung (in German). 15 June 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Full steam ahead for scrap-metal gramophone". Yorkshire Post. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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