Student engineers from Monash University have built and successfully raced Australia’s fastest human-powered single-track vehicle.
The racers are part of Monash Human Power, a student-run team that aims to build the fastest human-powered vehicle in the world.
Kit Kirby and Alastair Haslam both broke the previous record, with Kirby setting the new threshold of 116 km/h. They were supported by a passionate and skilled team of innovative engineers.
“The goal has always been [to] push the boundary of what humans can do physically,” Kirby told create.
Watch the video below to learn how Monash Human Power constructed the bicycle, what it’s like to lie inside, and why there are higher speeds on the horizon for the Monash Human Power team.