ULV Team Partners and Sponsors
The ULV Team are currently looking for innovative and forward-thinking organisations to become involved in our exciting new project, and to support the ULV Team in our venture.
Click here to contact our sponsorship manager to inquire about sponsoring the ULV Team today!
The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool School of Engineering is the home of the ULV Team and provides the majority of the project’s technical support. The ULV Team is made up of 9 mechanical engineering students from the University of Liverpool.
The University of Liverpool School of Engineering is one of the UK’s most innovative centres for engineering research and education, with state-of-the-art facilities including the Active Learning Labs, one of the largest and best equipped laboratories in Europe.
Tygavac are supporting the ULV Team by providing all the materials necessary to create their composite parts.
Tygavac Advanced Materials are a part of Airtech, the largest manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials.
Dynamic International have transported the ARION series of speedbikes to the USA for a number of years now.
Dynamic International are a Worldwide Shipping Company Specialty in Film and TV logistics established in 1988.
Sigmatex are providing the ULV Team with their top of line carbon fibre fabric to manufacture the shell of the ARION series of speedbikes.
Sigmatex is the world’s leading independent converter of carbon fibre.
Manufacturing Technology Centre
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) provided the ULV Team with the facilities to manufacture their fairing plugs
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry.
First Graphene supported the ULV Team with development of advanced graphene reinforced structres in layups.
First Graphene is the leading supplier of high-performing graphene products, with commercial applications are in composites, elastomers, fire retardancy, construction and energy storage.
Bitrez supported the ULV Team with their expertise in the development and use of resin systems.
Bitrez is a resin manufacturer that holds the UK’s coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. They offer an extensive range of highly innovative materials developed for a broad range of markets.
The Alumni and Friends Fund
The Alumni and Friends Fund are a committee who hear applications from current students for funding for various projects that are seen to benefit the learning experience of students throughout the University.
During the past 24 years the Friends committee have given out many grants to various projects.
Evonik provide the ULV Team with lightweight Rohacell core material for use in the carbon fibre layups.
Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies.
Spokes of Bagshot
Spokes of Bagshot is founded on years of industry experience and passion for cycling. Their sparkling new store represents the very best of cycling brands and technology. Spokes caters for cyclists of all abilities and is proud to offer a high level of service to everyone.
In store, an advanced bike fitting program is available which ensures the optimum fit and comfort for every rider.
Spokes of Bagshot have invested heavily in women’s cycling which is rapidly on the rise.
“We are proud and excited to sponsor the ULV Team and wish all of the athletes every success in smashing the world land speed record!” James A. A. Thompson, Managing Director of Spokes of Bagshot Ltd
Advanced Materials Laboratory – Particle Physics
Advanced Materials Laboratory – Particle Physics supported the ULV Team with their leading expertise on composite manufacturing.
Advanced Materials Laboratory are a part of the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, focussing on the production of advanced composite materials for use in particle physics detectors. The AML has produced composite structures for use in multiple high profile experiments at CERN.
Royce provides the ULV Team with premium hubs, chain rings and bottom bracket components.
Royce is one of the last traditional British manufacturing industries left in the South of England. It has a small workforce of four engineers, designing and testing top quality, unique cycle components.
ANSYS, Inc. provide the ULV Team with a broad range of software to help develop their super-aerodynamic shells
ANSYS, Inc. is an engineering simulation software developer. The team use a broad range of ANSYS software to develop the ULV Team’s super-aerodynamic shells.
CP Cases are providing the ULV Team with a custom made flight case to transport the ARION series of speedbikes.
CP Cases are designers and manufacturers of high-performance protective cases
for transport, operation and storage of essential equipment.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The IMechE have provided the ULV Team with support and assistance in publicity and promotion side of the project. Without this help, the project would not be as successful as it is today.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions.
Headquartered in London, but with operations around the world, the Institution has over 100,000 members in more than 140 countries, working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries.
SRM provide the ULV Team with their Science Power Meter, Power Control and Variable Length Cranks to fully harness the power the rider pushes into the pedals, and outputs vital data that help the rider reach record breaking speeds.
Creators of the first mobile ergometer for bicycles, SRM are the leader in bicycle performance measuring technology.>
The British Human Power Club
The BHPC has supported the team with technical advice and supplied the team with some important parts for prototyping and testing, including a recumbent bicycle frame and some carbon fibre components.
The British Human Power Club is the British organisation for Human Powered Vehicles.
Schwalbe provide the ULV Team with invaluable technical expertise and a supply of their high performance tyres.
Schwalbe are one of Europe’s leading tyre manufacturers.
KMC supply the ULV Team with their high performance chains.
KMC are one of the largest professional bicycle chain manufacturers and suppliers in the world.
Talking Headsets is leading provider in the field of communication solutions. They pride themselves on having the latest, most sophisticated passive and electronic hearing protection, head safety equipment, two-way communications headsets and wireless hands-free full-duplex communications.
Talking Headsets are supporting the ULV Team by supplying custom made noise cancelling headsets allowing our team to communicate with our riders in all conditions.