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Cycling for Speed - IET SYLN Science Week Prestige Lecture


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Technology which has changed the bicycle

Date and Time

19 March 2014 - 18:30-20:30


Sheffield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Yorkshire South local network.

About this event

Speaker: Simon Choppin - Sheffield Hallam University Sports Science Department

Simple, elegant and efficient, the bicycle is a technology which brought liberty to millions. It wasn't long before bicycles were being used to test strength, skill and endurance of athletes in a plethora of disciplines. As technology progressed and understanding increased, extraordinary feats of athleticism followed. This lecture discusses the technology and science of bicycles, outlining some of the advances which have pushed on human achievement through time.
This prestige lecture will serve as an appetiser to the forthcoming Tour De France in Yorkshire.


18:30  Arrive & check-in

19:00  Lecture commences

20:30  Lecture ends (approx.)

Reasons to attend

Learn how technology has changed the bicycle over time

Additional information

This prestige lecture is organised by Sheffield Hallam University and The IET South Yorkshire LN.

Registration information

To register to attend, please contact: -

Judith Higginson   Tel: 0114 2254870  Email:

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