Ireland can boast some of the best scenic cycle routes in the world, as well as some legendary riders. If you dream of following the footsteps of Shay Elliott, Sean Kelly, or Stephen Roche you will absolutely love a new automaton by Ugears, a striking exquisite model for real champions, rolling in to take you to your new victories. Please meet The Cyclist.
Inspired by classic Tour De France chronicles, this stunning model embodies the spirit of competition, the great sport and even a greater victory. The signature Ugears design makes the Cyclist a fun build and an original décor piece in any home or office space.
We bet you will like the appearance of our champion, but the coolest feature is of course, its mechanism. Ugears is famous for their original approach to wooden mechanical models and this time our design wizards used a simple flywheel to create their magic. Start it by pulling the lever on the side of the model and watch the cyclist launch into a race. The flywheel, the main propelling element of the model, accumulates kinetic energy due to its weight. The model is a perfect presentation of how changing weight changes the operation of a flywheel mechanism. The model has a special slot where a coin or a screw nut (or anything that fits) can be inserted to increase the weight and change the momentum of the mechanism.
Traditionally, the model is made of fragrant plywood and comes with everything that's required for the assembly. Follow our comprehensive step-by-step multilingual instructions and you will get to the finish line breaking no sweat.
As we all know, the 1998 Tour de France started in Ireland. You can start another great race from the comfort of your home with the Ugears Automaton Cyclist model!