Goude’s Fireflute is packed with 20 ultra-bright LEDs and is powered by four AAA batteries. It’s 280mm long and 25mm wide and is made from clear acrylic.
But it was the Centric Safe-Haven child seat which won the CLS Innovation award. This is the child seat displayed at Interbike 2001 and which is selling like hot cakes in North America.
Getting the Innovation Award was a good ending to the show for Goude, but it started badly. He turned up at the show to find that Universal was also claiming to be a distributor of the Centric Safe-Haven. Both companies submitted the same product into the new product awards yet it was Goude who got the most visitor votes so it was his Centric Safe-Haven child seat which won the Innovation award.
2002 CLS AWARDS:
Best Leisure Product:
Cruzer electric scooter – Big Small Co.
Centric Safe-Haven – Goude Design Group
Best Fashion Item:
Jura jacket – Endura
Rear LED/reflector – Eurolight
Best Adult Cycle:
Andromeda tandem – Orbit Cycles
Best Child Cycle:
No entries. Doh! Surely Puky would have won if one of their fully-equipped bikes had of been entered…
Top: Simon Goude and his Fireflute
Below: Angela Miller of Endura in Andy Newsome’s hot-tub. Endura won the clothing award at the show for the Jura showerproof Pertex jacket(not shown). Andy Newsome imports Mountain Cycles and has branched out into supply of outdoor hot tubs.