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Inventor is professor at University of Western Australia who is also involved in solar algae hydrogen research.

Published: 28-Jul-2011

Cycling to work is a great way to keep fit - but many potential two-wheel commuters are deterred by the thought of battling up Perth's steep hills.

Matthew Timmins of Mosman Park says he has the perfect solution: an electric bicycle.

Using a conversion kit of his design, he rides his electric bike to the University of WA every day, skimming up hills with ease aided by the electric motor and pedalling normally on the flat.

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