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.
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