Guy Martin is a man who knows about going all out, blisteringly fast and going up in a ball of flame. He loves Tea and engineering and has made some pretty good tv shows recently but this show is going to be the best. On December 29th tune into Channel 4 at 8pm to watch Guy Martin attempt to break the 100mph speed on a specially built Rourke Bike. He will be riding behind a 1000 horespower truck and apparently Laura Trott has been helping him train. This might be the best show on TV over Christmas.
The bike design is interesting. Just look at that double chainring setup! Over on the Rourke Bikes Instagram there’s mention of a 60x21x60x21 setup for 60 mph up to 60x15x60x15 for up to 130 mph.
Hope Technology were involved in the project too providing hubs, huge chainrings and cranks. Great British engineers getting together, feels like we’ve gone back in time. Photos are from the Rourke Bikes site, head over there and their instagram to keep up to date with the beautiful frames they make.