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NEW WORLD RECORD SET BY LOCAL CHARITY VOLUNTEER SARAH PIERCY

By November 23, 2016January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Exeter based charity Ride On – Cycling For All support their volunteers in many ways!

“We are so very proud of Sarah and what she has achieved through amazing determination and will power. Thanks must go out to all our volunteers who have been part of Sarahs journey towards this incredible achievement and whom make Ride On what it is on a daily basis.”

Martyn Laxton
Founder

 

Here is a short video of Sarah and the Plymouth University team in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOT2uULXYCA 

 

“Exeter based handcyclist Sarah Piercy recently broke the Women’s Arm-Powered World Cycle Speed Record in Battle Mountain, Nevada USA.  Riding a streamlined handcycle design and built by a team of students and staff at Plymouth University, Sarah achieved an amazing speed of 24.85mph, to write her name in the record books.  Sarah and all at Plymouth University would like to thank all at Ride-On for their support during the build up to the record attempt.  From repairing Sarah’s training handcycle, to helping Sarah to identify and contact potential sponsors, Ride-On have shown that their infectious enthusiasm for all things pedal powered really can empower and inspire people to achieve great things.”

Adam Kyte CEng MIMechE
Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design
DesignFlow Consultancy and Research Group