Hybrid Cargo Trike by James Harness

James Harness

I have not outgrown my childhood love of cycling.  Instead my fascination continues to grow.  I often feel that the discipline of vehicle design has grown into an unbalanced manner – too preoccupied with peacocking and demonstrations of personal superiority.  In general the contrasting qualities of simplicity, efficiency plus the health benefits of cycling enjoy a timeless relevance.  There is room for everyone on the road.  We understand ourselves better if we can understand each other.  My work at the RCA has frequently explored this cross-pollination.

Hybrid Cargo Trike

Having observed the emergence of a new philosophy of bicycle ownership – where it is used and insured like a car – I felt motivated to push this concept into a powerful, antagonistic, new design statement.  My hybrid cargo bycicle confronts the social preconceptions facing cyclists.  Prodigious and familial, it reflects on the directions of automotive as well as bicycle design.


See James's entry in Citroen Double Challenge