The ULV Team
The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULV Team) are attempting to break the male and female world records for the fastest human powered vehicle, and bring the record to the UK for the first time.
The ULV Team are engineering a human powered speed called the ARION1. It will be capable of breaking the world record for September 2015’s World Human Power Speed Challenge.
The ULV Team are the first UK University based team to attempt the land speed record.
The current male world record stands at 83.13 mph and was set in September 2013 by TU Delft and VU Amsterdam universities.
The current female world record stands at 75.69 mph and was set in September 2010 by Barbara Buatois from Team Varna.
The “200 metre flying start” land speed record is governed by the International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA). The IHPVA host an annual event called the World Human Powered Speed Challenge, which takes place under rigorous test conditions in Battle Mountain, Nevada.
For further information regarding the World Human Powered Speed Challenge records, please visit the IHPVA website: www.ihpva.org