Quirky News

  • 12 October 2012, 10:30

The fastest pram in the world

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A lazy new dad has built the world's fastest motorised pram to save the effort of having to push it.

Plumber Colin Furze added a powerful engine to his silver metal pushchair, giving it an incredible top speed of 50mph.

But the 33-year-old, from Stamford, Lincolnshire, says it's too powerful to go at top speeds with baby son Jake.

He spent four weeks and 450 designing and making the pushchair, which has a 125cc motorbike engine hidden between the wheels.

Mr Furze uses an accelerator and brake levers to control the speed, gears to go up hills, and the handle to steer.

"It is rather scary to drive but I've had lots of envious looks from mums and dads, especially when they are pushing their babies up hills," he said.

"Hopefully one day I'll be able to take Jake for a proper ride in it but I'm not sure if my girlfriend Charlotte would be very happy about that!

"It is really unstable when it goes at top speed and if you hit a rough bit in the road you are in danger of falling off, but so far I've managed not to crash."

He was determined to build the fastest pushchair in the world and applied to Guinness to set the record as there wasn't one already in place.

"I needed to go at least 30mph to do the record and I managed to do much better than that which is fantastic," he added.