September 21 2016
Under the Hood of the Fastest Bike in the World
Canadian Todd Reichert and his AeroVelo team have improved on their world human-powered speed record at the 2016 World Human-Powered Speed Championships at Battle Mountain in Nevada in the United States. A new women’s world record was also set by Yasmin Tredell and the University of Liverpool Velocipede Team at the same event.
Competitors are given 8km to gain momentum before reaching a 200m flat section where speeds are measured and recorded. On September 14, Reichart got his recumbent bike Eta up to 88.26mph (142.04km/h), beating his own record of 86.65mph (139.46km/h), which he set last year. Three days later, he improved on that mark again, reaching 89.59mph (144.18km/h).