There are a lot of oddball characters here in Swansea but as these isn’t really much of a cycle scene here there aren’t that many weird bikes, this is definitely the exception to the rule, and it certainly does rule!
Recumbent bikes are wacky at the best of times but this one looks like it has been home made out of the very squarest tubing he could find in B&Q. I bet it weighs a tonne as it is clearly built out of pure gold.
We all like to customise our bikes, a sticker here, an anodised part there but not everyone goes this far. A viking ship sits at the head of this bike, this would be enough for some people but not this guy, noooooooo. He must not be convinced of the brute strength of the vikings because he has the ship backed up by Anubis, an Egyptian God associated with mummification just in case anything goes wrong during his journey.
He really is living the dream, you want them, I want them, everyone wants them. ROCKETS! At least that’s what I assume these are, they could all be filled with soup but I’d like to think that this is the only rocket powered recumbent in South Wales.
And no bike would be complete without a plastic kangaroo to watch the rider’s back. I know I’d never go out without mine.
BEST. RECUMBENT. EVER.