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Today we had 3 of our riders down at Hope today for another round of testing. This time we’re looking at the power output of the riders in the recumbent position and their baseline fitness levels. From there, we can develop bespoke training plans and get our riders Battle Mountain […]

More Rider Testing


We’ve had a busy week at the ARION HQ. This is the first layup in the bottom half of the bike. This was a full team effort with a few bumps along the way, but we finally got through and have now completed the first layer of the bottom half! […]

Bottom Shell Layup


The shell was comprehensively analysed to establish it aerodynamic performance. This is a vital criteria for the ARION3, as this will be the limiting factor for the final speed of the bike. Ansys kindly provided us with a license their Fluent software, an industry standard for computational fluid dynamics.

Shell CFD







Once a private airfield and aircraft factory site, Woodford Aerodrome is now under construction to become a housing estate, film studios and office spaces. But until those projects are underway, a half mile stretch of runway remains untouched and available to the ULV Team thanks to an owner with a […]

Testing at Woodford Aerodrome



When I go on news websites, I make a point of looking for some good news. This isn’t always easy. Spend more than a few minutes on your news site of choice and you’ll soon find yourself sucked into a vortex of anxiety, depression and fear. Finding the positives can […]

Break and build better



Earlier this week, I sat down with Dave Collins of the University of Liverpool Velocipede Team while he relayed the experience of his team this summer, as they set out to break the land speed record for fastest human powered vehicle. Masterminded by the engineering students and staff from the […]

Lessons from the Desert