The Human Powered Challenge
Canterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch
Saturday, 18th October, 2008
Overview and event structure
This is Kiwi HPV’s premiere event, and consists of three separate races, where various attributes of both the rider and the machine can come to the fore.
A 200m drag, raced in pairs.
ONE HOUR ENDURO
An event to test both man and machine. One hour’s riding on laps around the Showgrounds.
EVERDAY VEHICLE RACE
This tests practicality. The aim is to pickup and transfer the most items of cargo from one location to another, using a “rob-the-nest’ format. Cargo is in the form of photocopier paper boxes.
Click here for a Brief Set of Results (2 pages long).
Click on this for the Full Set of Results (4 pages long).
A miscellany of images. If you took photos at the HPC, then please forward them to our newsletter editor Michael Toohey. Thanks.
Before the HPC got underway,Bob Knight tried out Andy Taylor’s FWD FWS recumbent, but couldn’t quite manage to ride it.
Some high quality engineering work has gone into Andy’s design,
but the steering still needs refinement.
Alan Page tries out Aarn Tate’s new leaning trike for size. It’s not quite finished yet, so it didn’t take part in the HPC.
The other end of Aarn’s leaning trike. It features a FWS FWD front wheel, and two rear wheels which pivot, allowing the whole machine to handle like a bicycle and hence lean into corners.
Symon Holmes rode the SWB in the foreground, while Regan Bertie used his Bertiemobile tricycle that’s parked behind it.
Helmut Walle rode his Bram Moens M5 recumbent.
Martin van den Nieuwelaar needed help to get underway
on his “Reel to Reel” FWD FWS recumbent.
Nick Johns’ Tritation tricycle
Here, everyone is lined up before the HPC gets underway.
We had 19(!) entrants on the day. A magnificent turnout.
Bob Knight,in the drag race,left his rivals so far behind,
it was as if they were standing still.
John Middleton, our youngest competitor,
did well on his prone cycle.
Does my bum look big in this? Richard Middleton (John’s Dad) riding his award-winning Duplo recumbent.
Martin underway in the Enduro
Duncan McDonald powering out of a corner in the Enduro.