The ULV Team
The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULV Team), sponsored by Rathbone Investment Management, are attempting to break the land speed record for fastest human powered vehicle in September 2015 with the ARION1 Land Speed Bicycle.
The ULV Team (established in 2013) are a team of sixteen engineering students from the University of Liverpool who are engineering the ARION1. All team members are studying for a Masters of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liverpool.
The ULV Team are the first UK University based team to attempt the land speed record.
The current male world record is 83.13 mph and was set in September 2013 by TU Delft and VU Amsterdam universities. The current female world record is 75.69 mph and was set in September 2010 by Barbara Buatois from Team Varna.
The “200 metre flying start single rider” land speed record is governed by the International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA) who host an annual event in Battle Mountain, Nevada USA called the World Human Powered Speed Challenge. The ARION1 will be attempting the land speed record for both female and male single riders at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2015.
For further information regarding the World Human Powered Speed Challenge records, please visit the IHPVA website: www.ihpva.org