Friday video round up

We've flying bikes of both the human and battery powered variety and an interesting cycle parking concept from Japan
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It's been one of those weeks where a selection of jaw dropping, quirky and intriguing videos have emerged on the world wide web.

We've a selection of the best below, where you'll see pedal and battery powered bikes flying at heights they really shouldn't be, as well as an interesting cycle parking concept in place in one Japanese city.

First up, here's another unmissable edit from Red Bull athlete Drew Bezanson who creates some unreal lines at his winter hideout - see that here. (when we say unmissable... no really, you have to see this one)

From Canada to Japan, construction company Giken has installed an underground, automatic cycle parking system capable of storing 204 bikes per installation. The creation, which takes about 8 seconds to store or retrieve a bike, relies on the user and his bike carrying an identical chip, which allows the user to drop off and retrieve their bike with a simple Oyster card style swipe. Weatherproof and isolated from the streets above, thieves would need an abseiling line to steal your bike from here.

Giken's parking dock is believed to be set for further locations in Japan, as well as potential business overseas.

On the BBC yesterday trials of a 'flying electric bike' were revealed. Taking place in a hanger in the Czech Republic, the battery will currently only permit five minutes in the air, but you have to wonder whether, further down the road, bicycles will have their own network in the sky? Would we need a helicopter pilot's license to ride?

See that video here.

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