Cycling Night: How to break a world track record
Thursday 22 September 2011 at The Building Centre
New world records will be the icing on the cake of a successful Olympic games in 2012. To break a world record requires supreme physical effort from the athletes but in cycling this can be also be influenced by technology and engineering. The bicycles, the track and the environment will all contribute to being “the fastest ever”.
The Building Centre was packed out recently for the first in the new season of Engineering Club talks to hear Graeme Obree 'The Flying Scotsman', bicycle innovator and twice holder of the 1 hour world record explain what it takes for both bodies and bikes. Joining him were Mike Taylor of Hopkins Architects, designers of the 2012 Velodrome, who looked at the history of cycling tracks and how they have influenced world records and Klaus Bode of BDSP, also part of the Velodrome design team who explained how they are creating the optimum track environment for record-breaking.
The Engineering Club is generously supported by
Jane Wernick Associates
Michael Barclay Partnership
Michael Hadi Associates
Price & Myers
Skelly & Couch
Webb Yates Engineers