By Chris_P

‘Sinclair C5 on the Cyclepath!’

Went for a long Sunday afternoon walk down to Leith today. My route took in the Warriston Path - one of the many former railway lines in Edinburgh that have been converted into lovely paths much used by cyclists, walkers and runners.

Near the former Bonnington Station - the end of the platform can be seen on the right - I saw this real ‘blast from the past’ coming towards me.

It looked very much like a Sinclair C5. The C5 was a futuristically designed electrically assisted one - person pedal tricycle. Despite being launched by Sir Clive Sinclair in 1985 to great fanfare, within the year it had proved to be one of the great failures of the time! 

Very few were actually produced, - even in the year it was launched, I only remember seeing one, and since then don’t remember seeing any.

But there it was, making its way up the gentle slope from Leith towards Canonmills. 

Not sure if the motor wasn’t running out of juice though - he looked like he was pedalling to me!

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