A cruel thief made off with a paramedic's bicycle while they treated a woman after she fell ill in the City. The specialist bike, equipped with life-saving kit, was taken from Minories, near Aldgate, the London Ambulance Service said. Cycle response unit manager Tom Lynch said: “It’s shocking that someone would steal from a paramedic who was busy treating a patient. "This causes a lot of disruption to our service as there was a delay before they were able to get back out on-duty.
Invented as a walking machine - In 1817 Baron von Drais invented a walking machine that would help him get around the royal gardens faster: two same-size in-line wheels, the front one steerable, mounted in a frame which you straddled. The device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, thus rolling yourself and the device forward in a sort of gliding walk. The machine became known as the Draisienne or hobby horse