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Persbericht WK engeland

Gepubliceerd op 07 juni 2008 00:00 (51 keer bekeken) 0Reacties

Het persbericht van het WK geeft weer wat leuke details over het komende wereldkampioenschap.


The focus on any International Human Powered Association World Championships vehicles is the
land based machines, faired and unfaired recumbent bikes and trikes, the fastest and most
efficient way of moving on solid ground under purely human power.
That’s not all there is to it though and over the weekend of 16-17 August at Bentwaters Parks in
Suffolk the BHPC have the pleasure in hosting vehicles suitable for two of the other elements, air
and water!


Human Powered Hovercraft “Steam Boat Willy” ( will be in
attendance to show what’s possible when things start to get wet, and there are two other Human
Powered Aircraft including the British HPA Airglow to look forward to seeing.
It’s been a while since anyone has pushed the boundaries of human powered flight but this year
sees a resurgence in interest in these fascinating paperweight flying machines.
At present the French “Zeppy” is attempting the first ever human powered airship crossing of the
channel from Lydd in Kent across to Calais in France.
A team from the University of Delft is building a Human Powered Aircraft to take the Kremer
prize, which must be completed on British soil.

Racing & Records

The weekend is based around racing, and there will be plenty of racing for those who want it.
The main runway at Bentwaters Parks has now been professionally surveyed and the BHPC are
proud to announce that at an overall rise of 2m in 1220m the overall rise is 1 in 150 length the
course works out to be very suitable for world record attempts for the 200m flying start sprints.
For the first time there will be a British All Comers record, who will become the fastest person on
British soil? There is also opportunity to break the WRRA records for unfaired machines.
Running Order is now
Sat am - Flying 200m & 1k drags - On main runway, about 1.3 mile long
Sat pm - Three Hour Race - Course about 4 miles.
Sun am - One Hour Time-Trial - Fast flat course about 2 miles.
Sun pm - Criteriums - A short, 1.3-mile course, video of course on


HPV World Championship 2008 competitors will be racing for genuinely collectable prizes:
distinctive hand-made pottery!
Produced at MADE IN CLEY, a craft centre in Cley-next-the Sea, Norfolk, the range of pottery
items are a departure from the usual plastic-and-tin trophy cups, and as well as being attractive,
are useful for holding food, beer, flowers, origami, or whatever.
The prizes are thanks to joint sponsorship by Mike Burrows and the British Human Power Club.
The pottery is custom-designed and hand-made for us for this World Championships, you
wouldn’t be able to buy anything like it elsewhere!
MADE IN CLEY are a small (eight, last look) group of craftspeople, and as well as pottery, they
produce sculpture, jewellery, prints and photographs, and furniture.
Their web site is lovely, and well worth a visit.
The World championship website has full details of the event, including latest news, online
bookings and reservations.


Zie de website.
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