During the week of 12-19 September 2016, cyclists from around the world gathered on State Route 305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada in a quest to break the human-powered land speed record.
This was organised by the International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA), and was the 17th consecutive year of competition at this site, home of one of the straightest, flattest and smoothest roads in the world.
This was the second year that the University had taken part in the annual competition and for 2016, we teamed up with Sarah Piercy, who won the Women’s Wheelchair Marathon in London in 2000, in an attempt to take the handcycle – nicknamed Beluga – to new heights.
This exclusive event is a talk about the project from designing and building the handcycle, to recruiting athletes and getting to Nevada to attempt to break world records! You'll hear from Sarah along with the students and academics involved with the project.
Time: 17:30 for 18:00 start.