The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULVT) is a group of eight enthusiastic engineering students who have just begun a new, exciting two year project within the School of Engineering to design and build a bicycle, called the ARION1. They will attempt to break the land speed record for the fastest human powered vehicle, and bring the record to the UK for the first time.
Far-UK was approached by the team for their expertise and technologies in the design and manufacturing of composite structures. Far-UK will work with the team to help them develop and refine the key aspects of the ARION1.
The record, governed by the International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA), was recently set in September 2013 by the Human Power Team – a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam universities – who achieved 83.1 mph in their VeloX3 bicycle. This project aims to have the ARION1 designed, manufactured and ready to race by May 2015, attempting the record in September 2015 at the IHPVA’s annual event - the World Human Power Speed Challenge (WHPSC), held in Battle Mountain, Nevada.
The University of Liverpool will be the first university from the United Kingdom to compete in the internationally prestigious event and we hope to enter both a male and a female rider at the 2015 WHPSC.
Submitted on 29/04/2014