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The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULV Team) raced their handbike, the ARION4, in Battle Mountain, Nevada at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2018 (WHPSC) breaking four world records in the process! The week started well with Karen Darke MBE achieving a speed of 41.86 mph in 2.5 miles, […]

ARION4 Breaks Four World Records!


A huge thanks to Renishaw PLC for visiting the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool today and delivering our latest component! The 3D printed component was designed by our team member Leandre. Weighing less than 600g, this part still maintains its stiffness due to the mechanical properties of […]

Renishaw Lean Steering Manufacture




The past few weeks the team has been quite busy on the manufacturing of the first ARION4 component, the rider’s seat. It started with the manufacturing of the seat mould which was machined out in shape from a block of tooling board using CNC technology at the School of Engineering […]

ARION4 1st Component Manufacturing


  Today, the ULV Team went to Sigmatex’s state of the art facility in Runcorn to pick up a 100m roll of 88 gsm material, ideal for our needs. This carbon fibre will be used to create the aerodynamic fairing of the ARION2, making it extremely lightweight. The fairing is […]

Trip To Sigmatex


On the 4th and 5th of November, the ULV Team attended the Advanced Engineering Show as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult stand. HVM Catapult aims to catalyse future growth and success of manufacturing success in the UK, and is composed of 7 technology and innovation centres around the country. The AES […]

ULV Team at the Advanced Engineering Show