Called the CycloCable, this is the first, and only, bicycle lift in the world. The originaly prototype was built in 1993 in Trondheim, Norway and was removed in early 2012. In 2013 it was replaced with an updated model, developed by Skirail company belonging to French Poma group. Best of all, it’s absolutely free to use. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information on how to use it.
When using the lift, the right foot is placed on the starting point (the left foot stays on the bicycle pedal). After pushing the start button, the user is pushed forward and a footplate emerges. A common mistake among tourists and other first-time users is that they don’t keep their right leg outstretched and their body tilted forward. This makes it hard to maintain balance on the footplate, and can result in falling off.