Saturday 28 December 2013

Guy Martin Returns.

One to watch tomorrow night

The boaters favourite TT racer 'Guy Martin' returns to television. The new series starts on Channel 4, December 29th at 8.00pm. TT racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin claims that nothing can match the adrenaline rush he gets when racing in the Isle of Man TT at 200mph. In this four part series, he sets out to create four speed based challenges by getting his hands dirty in a range of unique engineering projects.

In the first program Guy attempts to break the British record for outright speed on a bicycle at an incredible 110mph. With help from British Olympic track cyclist Laura Trott Guy undergoes a relentless training regime to get himself fit enough for the record attempt.
In the second program Guy attempts to set the world record for riding a motorcycle on the surface of water. With the help of Sir Isaac Newton's and his Third Law of Motion. Where every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If he can maintain enough speed on his bike. Newton's 250 year old theory says he should be able to achieve the seemingly impossible and ride on water. Surrounded by an army of rescue teams and emergency divers.
In the third program Guy is on a mission to do the seemingly impossible, fly using muscle power alone. He wants to build the world's fastest human powered aircraft - a plane without an engine that he will cycle into the air. Guy is ready to put his plane to the test against the UK's leading engineers in the Icarus Cup, where he will set out to pilot the fastest HPA the world has ever seen.

In the final program, Guy sets out to break the record for the world's fastest gravity powered sled. With the help of the UK's top sports science engineers, athletes and experts in composite engineering Guy will first build, then try to ride the toboggan on the unforgiving slopes of the Swiss Alps and reclaim the record from a group of thrill-seeking Germans who set it three years ago. Guy  heads to the world famous Cresta Run in St. Moritz to experience his first taste of going blisteringly fast on ice, before meeting up with a crack team of engineers from (my old employers) Sheffield Hallam University who help him build a prototype toboggan.

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