BABEL BIKE: THE WORLD’S SAFEST BICYCLE

The modern safety bike – the biggest step forward in bicycle safety since 1885.

INSPIRATION

The inspiration came one day after I bounced off the side of a turning van. According to Tfl, 65% of all fatalities in London are caused by trucks and buses cutting across the paths of cyclists, with similar figures in other busy cities in the world – accidents just like mine.

The driver had failed to check their mirrors and had failed to indicate and could have killed me. I was lucky that only my bike was crushed under his wheels.

Overnight I came up with the idea of a safety cell for a bicycle. It would be similar to the roll cage that racing cars have, and for the first time ever on a bicycle you would be inside a safety cage and strapped in and wearing a seat belt.

CRISPIN SINCLAIR

Founder & CEO

Crispin’s passion has always been innovation and cycling. Crispin spent his youth doing little other than messing around with bicycles and reading every bike magazine and book he could get his hands on. He can strip a bike to its ball bearings and has ridden solo across Europe.

THE START OF A JOURNEY

Back in London I put a team together and set up the Babel Bike Company and we began work. We went through hundreds of different prototype models. We tried side bars, stabilisers, foot protectors, and many other weird ideas. We also played around with different gear systems, different motors, different seats and seatbelt designs. Eventually we took our prototype and did some final testing – against a 38 tonne truck.

We built into the Babel Bike the highest level of Primary Safety Equipment ever put on a bike.

All Babel Bikes are fitted with the best components from the world’s leading manufacturers. We have selected the components based upon their performance, reliability and extensive global network for service and spares.

OUR TRUSTED TEAM

BEN WILSON

Professional 3D Designer and Design Product lecturer at the Royal College of Art. Designed the Donky Bike which was shortlisted for the British Design Award 2013.

GRAHAM JEAL

CFO, Ex-JP Morgan, founder of Shanhai Vision (raising over EURO250 million in investment). Sourcing and IT specialist. President of the Entrepreneurs Organisation in China.

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