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    Posted: 01 June 2018 at 6:43pm
I am pleased to announce that University of Liverpool Velocipede Team – ULVTeam have selected me, Ken Talbot, to ride as part of the ARION4 team attempting the world speed record at the World Human Power Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in Battle Mountain, Nevada, 2018.

Expanding on their previous experience and success, ULVTeam are diversifying by entering and competing in the “Arms Only” category with a newly designed handcycle. Pushing the limits of design and fitness, together we will be attempting to break the current men’s record of 45.68mph/ 73.51kph, a record that’s been standing since 2011.

The World Human Power Speed Challenge is a long-standing event where Cyclists and Engineers from a variety of backgrounds, and from all over the world join forces with cutting edge designs to see just how fast a “bicycle” can go.

To learn more about myself, the World Human Power Speed Challenge, University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (also featuring rider Karen Darke), as well as those supporting my attempt at breaking the world speed record, please see the links below.

 

Ken Talbot

https://kenslandspeedrecord.com/

https://www.facebook.com/klsrteam/

 

University of Liverpool

https://www.facebook.com/ulvteam/

 

World Human Powered Speed Challenge

https://www.facebook.com/groups/123929127660938/

 

International Human Powered Vehicle Association

http://ihpva.org/home/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/55002529135/

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Congratulations Ken! Wishing you the best of luck with your trip to Battle Mountain.
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Well done Ken. A few of us in the BHPC remember meeting you at the BHPC event in the Derby Velodrome.
 
All speed Ken - smash it.
 
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WooHoo!!!

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All the best Ken I'm sure you will do well Clap, enjoy the experience.
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Cheers everyone!

Aye, Derby was great! I was hoping to get out to some BHPC events but I've had to cancel all my racing plans as the training is so specific for Battle Mountain. I did a short Sportive and that really took it's toll.

It's going to be an exciting experience but lots of work to go still.
The Uni of Liverpool are working hard on the bike and doing a great job. The seat they showed me is great and the plans look good.
Lot's of intense training to get through as well. There are a lot of variables to factor in, so it's all about being prepared to dish out the highest power I can muster.

Thanks for the support!


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Yay!  As long as I don't get turned away at the border* for not having my papers in order, or et by a bear, I'll see you there!

* - going via Canada, where the bears come from, this year
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