The ‘Triple Tread®’ is designed to offer a different option of upright tricycle to the standard available within the market today, enabling inclusion for people who may find riding a bicycle difficult due to prosthetics or conditions such as MS or cerebral palsy.
Ahead of taking the innovative tricycle for a test-ride next week, we caught up with Mark Harrison, owner of Triple Tread®, to find out more.
“We want people to be able to enjoy independence, fun outdoors and freedom when riding Triple Tread® and we are grateful to Morson Projects for their support with the composite design work they have carried out for our prototype’s unique composite spring suspension.
“We now have our prototype complete and ready for a test-ride, which we are delighted to have Andy Reid on-board for next week.
“Having the freedom to ride outdoors independently with family and friends can enrich our lives. Social inclusion is important to us and Triple Tread® can allow the rider to be seated at the same height as others on cycles.
“It is designed for the user experience. Instead of having to slow down to navigate corners in case of tipping, the Triple Tread® allows you to keep up with others on cycles so nobody is having to wait for you to catch up! You can have a sense of pride on your cool Triple Tread® trike.
“Importantly for us, style and function have driven the development of the tricycle so that it can appeal to all age groups. It offers independent suspension for its two front axles to maintain stability on uneven ground. Our patented TiltrahedronTM steering mechanism gives an intuitive, natural ride similar to the feeling of riding a standard bicycle. Where standard delta trikes can be prone to tipping when cornering due to a fixed wheelbase, Triple Tread® can corner at ease with stability.”
“We look forward to seeing the tricycle in full action when we take it to a local track next week and also to sharing more with you about the reasoning and innovation behind the bike in an upcoming interview with Morson Projects.”
In the meantime, find out more about Triple Tread® on their website: