Our story begins in 1968 with Harry Bickerton, having worked as an engineer at both Rolls Royce and Dehavilland, confronted with transport difficulties resulting from a driving ban. Disappointed with the solution of his hand made road bike, and the best folding bike he could find, he set about designing the first truly portable folding bicycle. He wanted it to be lightweight and easy to use. The result weighed in at just 17lbs and folded down to the size of a shopping bag. After filing the patent in October 1972, we were in business.