The hunt for records has always fascinated people and is a driving force behind technological progress. The cycling world offers a variety of time and distance records, with the Hour Record most popular today. As the recent achievements by Jens Voigt and Matthias Brandle have shown, these performances are no longer conceivable without the use of power meters. Performance data provided by the SRM Training System has proven to be essential in training and preparation as well as during the official record attempt. With Gold Standard precision and scientifically proven accuracy, SRM has been the choice of all athletes with 'record setting' inspirations!
Most recently, the Velocipede team of University of Liverpool, has incorporated SRM in their research projects and are now benefiting from SRM's 30 years of knowledge and experience in power measurement application.
The ULV team consists of eight enthusiastic engineering students. In a two-year project they want one from a human-powered vehicle (Human Powered Vehicle, HPV) construct, with the current speed record may be surpassed flying over the 200 m. Currently, this record is the men at 133.78 km/h and for women at 121.81 km/h!
There is an SRM Training System Science aboard the ARION 1, as this HPV is named. The data obtained by the SRM will help to advance and improve the performance of the vehicle.
The next record attempt will be set up at the World Human Power Speed Challenge in September 2015 in Battle Mountain, United States.