Iconic Moulton bicycle inventor Dr Alex Moulton dies at home near Bradford on Avon
The man who designed the iconic Moulton bicycle has died at his home near Bradford on Avon, age 92.
Dr Alex Moulton CBE was behind the revolutionary small-wheeled lightweight bicycle which was a hit in the 1960s.
The full-suspension Moulton bicycle is still built by hand in Bradford on Avon to this day by a team of engineers, technicians and craftsmen.
The Moulton Bicycle Company has paid tribute to Dr Moulton on its website following his death on Sunday evening.
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He was described as an "inspiraton for generations of engineers, designers and inventors".
Dr Moulton worked at Bristol Aeroplanes as assistant to Sir Roy Fedden during the second world war before joining Bradford on Avon rubber manufacturers Spencer Moulton in 1945.
The Moulton suspension system which came from his collaboration with Sir Alec Issigonis, the designer of the Mini, was used on more than 12 million British cars including the original Mini and MGF.
Dr Moulton was educated at Marlborough College and Cambridge University.