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Cycling for Speed: Technology Which Has Changed the Bicycle


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Simple,elegant and effiecient, the bicycle is a technology which brought liberty to millions

Date and Time

07 May 2014 - 18:00-20:30


Leeds, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Yorkshire West local network.

About this event


Dr Simon Choppin is a Research Fellow and cycling obsessive at the centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University

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.


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