July 17th, 2012
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London (CNN) – Even in this high-tech world, slow and steady still wins the race. It's estimated world bicycle production overtook car production in the 1960s - and now two wheels outstrip four by more than two to one.

This week's Make, Create, Innovate takes you into the world of a bicycle that has sought to revolutionise commuting.  The Brompton bicycle was developed in the 1970s by an engineer working as a landscape gardener.

Since then they have developed a cult following, with a retro look and the ability to fold up small enough to take on the bus. Around 27,000 bikes are built each year at the factory in West London with each bike taking around six hours to build and test by hand.

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