Record du monde de vitesse en poussette
La flemme de traduire, mais ça vous fera pas mal un peu de lecture en anglais. Source : Daily Mail.
‘I’m taking the baby for a drive’: The astonishing motorised buggy that can reach 50mph
- Has four gears to allow it to go up and down hills
- Powered by a 125cc motorcycle engine – and comes complete with a drinks holder and room for shopping
He spent four weeks and £450 designing and making the pushchair, which has a 125cc motorbike engine hidden between the wheels.
Colin, who has a one-month-old son Jake, stands on a platform and uses buttons on the handle to start and stop the engine.
He has added accelerator and brake levers to control the speed and uses the handle to steer.
There is even space for shopping and a handy drinks holder on the side of the pushchair.
‘It is rather scary to drive but I’ve had lots of envious looks from mums and dads, especially when they are pushing their babies up hills,’ said Colin.
‘It is really unstable when it goes at top speed and if you hit a rough bit in the road you are in danger of falling off, but so far I’ve managed not to crash.’
Colin, from Stamford, Lincs, designed the super buggy when his girlfriend Charlotte became pregnant.
He was determined to build the fastest pushchair in the world and applied to Guinness to set the record as there wasn’t one already in place.
He was told the pram would have to travel at least 30mph to win the title.
‘You hear people complain about walking miles to push their new babies to sleep so I thought this would be a bit of fun,’ said Colin.
‘I needed to go at least 30mph to do the record and I managed to do much better than that which is fantastic.
‘I designed it with three wheels to make it easier to steer, but it’s still quite tricky.
‘Hopefully one day I’ll be able to take Jake for a ride in it but I’m not sure if Charlotte would be very happy about that!’