Trampe bicycle lift

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bicycle lift
LocationTrondheim, Norway
Gradient20% (1:5)
Speed1.5 – 2m/s (~7 km/h)
The Trampe runs up the curb side of this hill.

The Trampe bicycle lift (Norwegian: Sykkelheisen Trampe) was invented and installed in 1993 by Jarle Wanwik.[1] It is the first and only bicycle lift in the world.[2]

In 2013 it was upgraded and rebranded under the name Cyclocable[2] by Skirail, part of the Poma group.[3]


The use of Trampe is free.[4]

When using the lift, the right foot is placed on the starting point (the left foot stays on the bicycle pedal). After pushing the start button, the user is pushed forward and a footplate emerges. A common mistake among tourists and other first-time users is that they don't keep their right leg outstretched and their body tilted forward. This makes it hard to maintain balance on the footplate, and can result in falling off.

In the summer months, Trampe is used extensively by both commuting inhabitants of Trondheim and tourists.


  1. ^ "CycloCable". Poma.
  2. ^ a b "Cyclist's saviour! World-first ski lift for bikes - the CycloCable - gives riders a 420-feet boost up super steep hill in Norway". Daily Mail. 8 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Who are we?". Skirail. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  4. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Trampe CycloCable. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.

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Coordinates: 63°25′41″N 10°24′14″E / 63.42806°N 10.40389°E / 63.42806; 10.40389