BikeRadar Live: Human Powered Vehicle race report

Steve Slade and Lee Wakefield fly around Brands Hatch

Steve Slade and Lee Wakefield flew around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit at BikeRadar Live to claim first and second in the Human Power Vehicle Race on Saturday evening.

The pair rode in almost identical fully-faired machines, Beano and Beany, that were amazing to watch as they made light work of the climbs and the wind.

Slade averaged 30.64mph to complete 19 x 1.2 mile laps in 43'54, while Wakefield was a couple of miles an hour slower, managing 18 laps. Third place went to Derek Tweddle in Yellowdonkey, clocking 17 laps in 45'46 for an average of 26.3mph. An impressive result after a crash earlier in the race.

Tweddle crashed on Graham Hill Bend (the left hand corner at the bottom of the second descent) not long after Andrew Sidwell crashed at the same place. Sidwell only managed one lap in the end, while Tweddle picked himself up and continued, albeit with a dented machine.

Derek Tweddle (R) on his way to third after an early race crash

Results

Name Nr Bike Name Class Laps mins Avg (mph)
1 Steve Slade 1 Beano O 19 43:54.30 30.64
2 Lee Wakefield 2 Beany O 18 44:34.23 28.59
3 Derek Tweddle 96 Yellowdonkey O 17 45:46.07 26.3
4 Tim Costen 55 Wasp O 15 43:56.57 24.17
5 Mike Burrows 0 Ratracer Cadillac O/P 15 44:07.20 24.07
6 Simon Sanderson 67 AV-ACG O 15 45:45.10 23.21
7 Miles Kingsbury 72 Quest O/Mf/M 12 45:14.57 18.78
8 Gerry Charlwood 137 Kingcycle O/P/U/St/S 12 45:34.63 18.64
9 Hannah Tweddle 4 Snow Leopard 2 O/L/J 10 45:18.33 15.63
10 David Callaway Black Rapto O/P/U 9 43:57.37 14.5
11 Judith Griffifths 116 Pocket O/P/U/L/Lp/Mf/M 9 45:28.67 14.01
12 John Lucien 86 KMX R2 O/P/Mf/M 9 47:41.33 13.36
13 Andy Forey 112 Moulton deluxe O 7 43:55.00 11.29
14 Rhys Hughes White Rapto O/P/U 5 43:55.00 8.06
15 Heather Fortnum 104 Mason King O/P/L/Lp/St/S 2 43:55.00 3.22
16 Andrew Sidwell 102 Black Adder O/P 1 43:55.00 1.61

Results courtesy of the British Human Powered Vehicle Club

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