Weʼre raising £5,000 to help our team of engineering students to beat the World Human Powered Speed record in the vehicle they have designed
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We are a team of undergraduate engineering and design students from London South Bank University participating in an extra-curricular project with one simple goal: to design the fastest bicycle in the world. We believe that with the right combination of design, engineering, and athleticism, a speed of 93mph is theoretically achievable in a Human Powered Vehicle, or HPV.
Creating such a super-bike presents unique engineering and physiological challenges. The frame must be optimised for weight and stiffness, and tailored precisely to the individual rIder’s body and power delivery capability. The drive chain and components must operate with minimal friction and rolling resistance. The external shell of the vehicle must not only contain and protect the rider and mechanical systems, but must also be able slip through the air with a minimum of aerodynamic drag. The rider must deliver their power with precision to the second over a five mile course, whilst piloting this incredible machine from within a severely confined space, with limited vision, and limited oxygen, at a high altitude race venue.
All of these characteristics are put to the ultimate test each year in September at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC), which takes place on the world’s longest, flattest, straightest, high-altitude stretch of road at Battle Mountain, Nevada. Teams from around the world convene there each year, to reap the rewards of their labours and see their vision become a reality.
We ask for your donations to support us through the final stages of design and track testing in the UK, and ultimately in enabling us to reach our goal in Nevada this September.
Our team have been working hard since September 2018 to design and build the vehicle.
For more details please see view our Aim93 Project Website
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