Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, the Bike Washing Machine seeks to combine your indoor workout with washing clothes.

In an effort to revolutionise cycling and washing your clothes, students of the Dalian Nationalities University have decided to combine the two activities in the ‘Bike Washing Machine’.

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Excess electricity is used to power the display screen

Graeme Obree famously used washing machine bearings in his Hour Record conquering bike ‘Old Faithful’ but this concept takes the act of combining a washing machine to a bike to a whole new level.

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When ridden, the inventors claim that the pedaling motion will cause the drum of the washing machine to rotate, at the same time, the superfluous electriciy generated can be used to power the display screen or stored for future use.

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Here we see different views of the invention

Interestingly, this is not the first time inventors have sought to combine the two machines. In 2011, Richard Hewett from Sheffield created a bike which enabled you to wash clothes, whilst riding outside. The intention was for use in developing countries, with limited electricity.

Having not tried the invention for ourselves, we speculate that added motivation could be drawn from having to pedal faster and longer, in order to remove particularly tough stains. If this is the future, then perhaps less fit cyclists will be identifiable from their less clean clothes?

  • http://balloune.tk/ Claude Balloune

    And then you fly a kite behind your “real” bike as you take it out on the road, and all the washed laundry is hung along the kite string.
    A Bike Dryer!

  • Garp Bralund

    BWM. That must be Bayerishe Washen Machine

  • R.g. Hill

    I see whatcha did there…

  • David Ritchie

    does it have a spin cycle?

  • The Awakening

    Just where can you buy one of these machines?

    Do they do a cold wash and/or a warm wash?