Potters Bar inventor praised by Wallace & Gromit

A POTTERS Bar man’s ingenious invention featured on hit BBC One show Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention.

Cedric Lynch’s electric motorbike was lauded by the cheese-loving plasticine pals, in the show, which aired last month.

The Heath Drive man’s zero-emission machine, which has a top speed of 120mph, was shown in action winning the world’s first zero carbon race – the TTxGP in the Isle of Mann, as previously reported in the Potters Bar Edition.

The idea for the electric motor has been snapped up by the 56-year-old’’s friend Arvind Rabadia, who together with his brother Hasmuk Rabadia had been thinking of starting a business in India.

They have now set up Agni Motors to make further-improved versions of Cedric’s motors.

The show’s website also features a section where budding engineers can have a go at constructing their own version of Cedric’s contraption.

Despite Cedric’s breakthrough invention he has no formal engineering qualifications and taught himself the techniques needed to construct his engine.

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He first became interested in electrics when his parents bought him a book entitled How to build things from things found at home.

As well as the electric motor a host of other inventions featured on the show, including a laser-powered emission-free UFO-like aircraft that could revolutionise air travel.

? To have a go at building Cedric’s motor go to the link at the top right of this page.