Bicycle voted as best invention

For the second year running, the bicycle has won this national survey of the people's favourite inventions.

Professor Wolff's praise of the bicycle followed a vote prompted by this year's Reith Lectures, 'The Trumph of Technology'. Out of over 4,500 votes cast, the bicycle won more than half (59%).

People chose the bicycle for its:

  • simplicity of design

  • universal use

  • because its an ecologically sound means of transport

Visit the BCC website for more information about other innovations that featured in this survey, and the Reith Lectures: 'The Triumph of Technology'.