#1960: Sweepolo

Today’s invention offers a way to make bicycle polo a bit easier to play, as well as safer.

Instead of swinging sticks around, each bike has an extra sprung wheel fitted to the front.

This is wide enough to accommodate the ball, so that as a player drives his wheel over the ball it is pushed upwards through a ring of brush bristles into the wheel interior.

There, it spins around clockwise, until an extra burst of speed allows it to be propelled outwards through the bristles again and onto the field of play.

You could hold the ball in the wheel for a while, but that would mean travelling very slowly.

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