Bike Wheels Carved from Ice to Navigate Glacial Terrains
British maker creates a new form of extreme sports for creative types
As the winter continues to close in on the Northern hemisphere, one British maker has decided to put his ice sculpting skills to the test. Colin Furze recently created the “Ice Bike,” which features carved blocks of ice as wheels. While it doesn’t do so well on paved roads, the bike is perfect for riding through arctic terrain that would be completely inaccessible for a traditional two-wheeler.
Furze was asked by the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo to make a video around something cold that shows off their heattech thermal shirts. The company passed the maker’s initial criteria: “I’ve made a pact with myself now I’m getting these sponsored type videos that I will not make videos for companies and products I would not buy myself or are total s***.”