Dr Moulton riding one of his bikes
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Small-wheel bicycle inventor Dr Alex Moulton dies

A leading engineer and inventor who pioneered the small-wheeled bicycle in the 1960s has died at the age of 92.

Dr Alex Moulton CBE specialised in suspension design and his bicycle is recognised as a "design classic" by industrial designer Sir James Dyson.

He is also known for revolutionising the suspension system of British cars, most notably the Mini on which he worked with Sir Alec Issigonis.

Described as an inspiration, he died at home near Bradford-on-Avon on Sunday.

  • 12 Dec 2012