Leeds photo essay: A wheelie unusual hobby for biker

As far as hobbies go, fixing up bikes isn't unusual '“ but how many bikes can turn into a stage, produce flowers or include a musical instrument?

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 9:29 am
Updated Saturday, 16th April 2016, 9:32 am
Danny Hewitt and his whacky bike at Kirkstall Abbey. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Danny Hewitt, a 39-year-old bike- ability instructor from Bramley, Leeds, has discovered his niche, venturing into the slightly quirkier side of bikes.

His portfolio includes two rickshaws, one which can be used as a stage and one which had a garden on it – he also has a push bike with a harp going through the frame.

He said: “My second rickshaw unfolds into a stage – very useful.

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Danny Hewitt and his whacky bike at Kirkstall Abbey. PIC: Scott Merrylees

“I had one years ago which I sold to the Farsley Festival because it had a garden on it. I didn’t plan to buy the second one. I was browsing eBay for an apple press one Christmas day and I got distracted by a rickshaw for sale.”

His ‘busking bike’ has been used to raise money for Leeds music charity Cloth Cat.

Danny Hewitt and his whacky bike at Kirkstall Abbey. PIC: Scott Merrylees