M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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BELBIN cycleplane (H.W.G. Belbin, 1A William St., New Road, Battersea, London SW)
Belbin was a blacksmith with an inventive turn of mind and decided to enter for the Peugeot Prize of ?400 for the first man to clear 20ft on a man powered cycle aeroplane. Belbin achieved 6ft 11in, which so impressed Grahame-White that he gave him free unlimited access to Hendon aerodrome so that he could continue his experiments there.
The Belbin machine was of quite sophisticated appearance, with ailerons, elevator and rudder, with an auxiliary aerofoil surface mounted above the aviator's head.
Belbin went on to design, build and test amphibious bicycles.