The device, dubbed by the French media, as the 'Pédal-Bateur' is the work of Jean Tomas, a 45 year old inventor from Lille, famed for his weird a wacky creations.
He said the idea to build such a personal contraption was not planned but that the concept came to him, quite literally, late one night whilst watching a 'romantic drama' on TF6. Just as it was getting to the "saucé bit", he claims the TV suddenly started to malfunction and began flicking back and forth to the day’s Tour de France highlights. Monsieur Tomas described what happened next as a "moment de claritie".
Six months hard labour and several embarrassing ÀetÉ visits passed, before he says, he was able to reveal his creation to the public, which he calls 'Gadget de Dique Sans Mains', literally translated means hands-free dick gadget.
Monsieur Tomas goes on to say, that although it was a long time coming, it is a simple device that uses a combination of a Vulvic bottle, some flexi-tube, a few 'clips de papier' and a ‘Rallay Grifteur’, but was also keen to point out that he had to scrap an early concept due to what he described as an excessive "rim de fromage" build-up around the neck of the bottle, causing severe personal discomfort as well as a nasty smell.
When asked if he believes his ‘pedal-powered wanker’ to be the first of its kind in the world, he replied, ‘are you kidding me? Av you not herd of Boris Johnson?'