Guy Martin Speed Britain’s fastest cyclist. 100mph bike Channel 4

Guy Martin ‘Speed’ Britains Fastest Cyclist.

Rourke bikes were asked to build a bike for I.O.M. T.T. Legend and T.V. Presenter Guy Martin. Our objective was to build a bike capable of breaking the British speed record currently set at 110mph.

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Guy attempts, with the help of slipstreaming, to break the British record for outright speed on a bicycle: an incredible 110mph. Guy recruits an unlikely team made up of a truck racer, an Olympic gold medallist, a bicycle builder and a design engineer more used to working on next-generation military aircraft. Together they work out how to modify a 1000-horsepower racing lorry to create a large enough slipstream for Guy to cycle in, and build a unique bicycle gearing system capable of triple-figure speeds. With help from British Olympic track cyclist Laura Trott, Guy undergoes a relentless training regime to get fit enough for the record attempt. As he lines up at Pendine Sands in Wales – the scene of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s historic land speed record attempts in Bluebird – it is without question the most dangerous thing this Isle of Man TT racer has ever done. The programme ’100mph bike’ is the 1st in a 6 part series with other speed related madness in them. It will go out 29th December 8 pm Channel 4

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9 Responses to Guy Martin Speed Britain’s fastest cyclist. 100mph bike Channel 4

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  2. Phil Joyce says:

    I do hope you have the tyres to match. This is twice the speed a normal tyre would ever see – not that I’ve ever got above 42mph going downhill myself. I note the bike only has a front brake. Good Luck. (I hope you don’t need it.)
    Phil Joyce
    Andover, UK

  3. Beth says:

    This attempt was amazing and i cant wait to watch future episodes! I am 13 and I love watching speed related tv shows/competitions…

  4. Beth says:

    i loved the tv show and i cant wait 2 watch future shows! x

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  6. Ian Durber says:

    Jase,

    I just wanted to say well done on becoming a record breaker! Great to see you, your Dad and the Rourke name on TV. One thing that did make me smile when you were talking to Guy in your workshop about his fascination with speed, was that in the back of your mind you must of been thinking that you once too had a reputation as a boy racer with the numerous cars that I recall you’ve customised in your Dad’s garage! I think the passage of time and being a Dad yourself now has somewhat tempered your outlook on speed and going as fast as we used to, as it has mine! All the best, Dibbs.

    PS. When you’re not building the bikes I hope that you still get time to go fishing. I’ve got some tackle again now, so you may want to get together sometime and show me how it’s done ;)

  7. Jason Rourke says:

    Thanks Dibs,
    Having kids certainly slowed me down, mind you I did get 60mph out of this bike going down Upper Hulme.
    Your name and speed reminds me of Clay Lake and your RS Turbo!! :-0
    Would love to go fishing, much safer.
    Happy New Year, Jase

  8. michael mulhern says:

    Hi Jason,
    That was the most amazing programme I’ve seen in a very long time. The commitment and dedication to achieving the goal by all in the team was remarkable. Do you know how long Guy was actually cycling at over 100mph for?
    Michael

  9. Jason Rourke says:

    Thanks Michael, not sure on time, but well over a mile.

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