darron coppin of award-winning bicycle frame builders sven cycles in collaboration with broadcaster and food writer hugh fearnley-whittingstall and his executive group chef gill meller have come together to create ‘the forager’, a handmade, bespoke bicyclethe three creators are influenced by their shared love of foraging and the environment. pooling their individual expertise, the collaborators have created a unique bicycle that is designed and equipped for collecting and cooking a variety of wild food.

 

 

sven cycles‘ design is influenced by the classic british series 1 land rover. its ingenuity lies in being both a comprehensive foraging facility and a fully functional utility bicycle. the design features a dynamo hub that  powers a USB charger and the bicycle’s lights, ensuring self-sufficiency in generating its own power supply. the front wheel, design by loop wheels, helps give the bike a smoother ride on rough ground.

 

 

the foraging equipment is completely portable and includes:

 

— a fire-pit BBQ
— upcycled pots and pans
— plates and utensils made from pine tree fibers
— stainless steel water bottle and thermos
— chopping board, made of recycled boat decking no less
— assorted opinel knives including a mushroom knife, sharpening stone, foraging hook
— detachable wicker basket
— hip flask

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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