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Papier mache aero kit and 'Hulking' - will it make one ordinary cyclist hit super-speed?...

“I found I don’t really fit in with cyclists around here,” are the first words from the mouth of this chap in a green gimp suit. No sh*t.

I could cycle 100 miles in a day, he goes on to claim, but that’s not what he’s into.

Speed is where it’s at.

Cut to a bedroom laboratory, where a man dressed as the Incredible Hulk is testing home-made aero helmets.

It’s spray-painted green for aggression, apparently, he explains, before inspecting a map of a straight stretch of road in Cumbria.

All this, in pursuit of a speed limit; one set by a fluorescent yellow roadside speed trap, set to 45mph.
Does he manage it? Watch the vid to find out.

 

 

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.