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Speed with Guy Martin

2013- Fate To Be Determined
 
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Show Summary
Guy Martin loves pushing the boundaries of speed in search of a buzz. He claims that nothing can match the adrenaline rush he gets when he's racing on public roads around the Isle of Man TT course at 200mph.

Now he wants to see if he can find anything that can give him the same kick. In this series, he creates four-speed based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics, learning about the science of speed, and getting his hands dirty in a range of unique engineering projects.
Main Cast
N/AGuy Martin
as (himself) [S 1]
Recurring Cast
Shaun Dooley as (narrator) (voice) [S 1] (3)


Premiered on Network:
Channel 4 in UK

Genres: Documentary / Sport / Science/Tech

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english
Choose Season: 1 | All Seasons
Plot
1x01 - Britain's Fastest Cyclist:
Guy attempts, with the help of slipstreaming, to break the British record for outright speed on a bicycle: an incredible 110mph. Guy recruits an unlikely team made up of a truck racer, an Olympic gold medallist, a bicycle builder and a design engineer more used to working on next-generation military aircraft. Together they work out how to modify a 1000-horsepower racing lorry to create a large enough slipstream for Guy to cycle in, and build a unique bicycle gearing system capable of  [...] (More)
1x02 - Hydroplaning Bike:
Guy attempts to set the world record for riding a motorcycle on the surface of water. With the help of a Cambridge professor and a team of marine engineers, Guy's stunt hinges on Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion: that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If he can maintain enough speed on his bike, the 250-year-old theory says he should be able to achieve the seemingly impossible: to ride on water. The team master the engineering on the back wheel and the extra fittings  [...] (More)
1x03 - Human Powered Aircraft:
Guy is on a mission to do the seemingly impossible: fly using muscle power alone. He wants to build the world's fastest human powered aircraft - a plane without an engine that Guy will cycle into the air. He heads to Southampton University where, on 9 November 1961, Derek Piggot became the first man to fly under his own power. Forty-two years later, Guy is ready to break into the history books with another team from the university. They've got seven months to build a plane from scratch and  [...] (More)
1x04 - World's Fastest Toboggan:
Guy sets out to break the record for the world's fastest gravity powered sled. With the help of top sports science engineers, athletes and experts in composite engineering, Guy builds a toboggan to ride on the unforgiving slopes of the Pyrenees as he attempts to claim the record from a group of thrill-seeking Germans who set it three years earlier. Guy experiences his first taste of going blisteringly fast on ice, at the famous Cresta Run in St Moritz, before a crack team of engineers from  [...] (More)
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Guide available in: english