The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) unveiled their bicycle built for seven. At a cost of £6,000, it is environmentally friendly and can carry seven people at a time.

The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) unveiled their bicycle built for seven. At a cost of £6,000, it is environmentally friendly and can carry seven people at a time. One of only ten in the world, the bicycle was developed in Amsterdam as a means for businesses to hold meetings outdoors.

It may look strange but this could be the solution for Dublin's traffic problems.

Shay Weston from Irish Life Staff Charities, and Paula Dorrington from Blazing Saddles (the National Council for the Blind's cycling club) talk about this new innovation. This bike could prove very popular with the visually impaired as only one sighted pilot is required for up to seven people on the bike.

A RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 July 1999. The reporter is Orla O'Donnell.