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All-Wood Bike To Set World Speed Record

all wood bike set world speed record   All Wood Bike To Set World Speed RecordMichael Thompson of Eco-Shed, Norfolk, UK took on the challenge of making a wooden bike which can be ridden and is expected to set a world record at the same time for such feat. The idea of creating a wooden bike has been tried before but so far, no one was able to fully succeed in riding it for a world record. Thompson reveals that his wooden bike will be using birch plywood for the frame and exotic hardwoods for other components like the bearings and bushes.

As for the wheels and overall drive system, Thompson opts not to comment on them yet. Although he is hopeful in making the wooden bike run with a push start and the gearing will be high since it follows a track bike design.

Triathlete James Tully is assigned to ride the bike at a speed of 25mph-35mph. The ride might cover about 10 miles….

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German Cyclist Sets Australian Crossing World Record

german cyclist sets austrailian crossing world record1   German Cyclist Sets Australian Crossing World Record

Guido Kunze, a cyclist from Muhlhausen in the German state of Thuringia, has set a world record in October after riding his bike across southern Australia. Kunze covered 4,200 kilometers in 7 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes. He finished almost 16 hours faster than the previous record holder, Australia’s Richard Vollenbreght. Guido’s record has been officially recognized as a Guinness World Record, promoting Polio Plus, a charity initiative of the Rotary Club International. 43-year-old Kunze rode a Ghost carbon road bike with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic groupset for his world record ride.

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Neil Fachie Breaks World Record on Para-Cycling Debut

neil fachie breaks world record on para cycling debut   Neil Fachie Breaks World Record on Para Cycling Debut

On the opening day of the UCI para-cycling track world championships in Manchester, England, 25-year-old, visually impaired Neil Fachie broke the world record with a time of 1 minute and 2.217 seconds, beating the previous record of 0.647 seconds. Fachie had just switched to cycling earlier this year, after being a sprinter at the Beijing Olympic Games. As you might imagine, Fachie was excited with his win and the record; “It’s just amazing. I knew we were going really well in training and I knew we were in with a shout. To finally be able to do it and put all the training to good use, it hasn’t quite sunk in but I’m delighted. I never got to this level in athletics and I can’t wait to get up on the podium and experience it now and have my medal round my neck. To be a…

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