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Saturday, 9 May 2015

400+mph 'Jet Reaction' jetbike speed test to prepare for world ‘two-wheeled land speed’ record


"586 feet every second, the length of a football pitch in the blink of an eye"

400 miles an hour, 586 feet every second, the length of a football pitch travelled in little more than the blink of an eye.  This is the aim of a British team who plan an assault on the world ‘two-wheeled land speed’ record. Enclosed in a space age body the jetbike, named ‘Jet Reaction’, is uniquely propelled by a specially modified helicopter engine! In anticipation of the world record attempt in the US the team are planning a full powered speed test in the UK in late May (23rd., 24th. & 25th). Conditions permitting, Jet Reaction is expected to challenge a number of UK speed records, during the tests.

Unlike all of the past record holders and many of the current contenders, which are mechanically driven (chain or driveshaft), Jet Reaction uses thrust power provided by a specially modified helicopter. Some of the most advanced technology was used in its design including a Computational Fluid Dynamics study completed by Huddersfield University. Measuring 20ft (6.1m) long the streamliner vehicle is capable of travelling at speeds of up to 450mph driven by a gas turbine engine. Weighing, including fuel and oil, 560KG the power output is boosted by a specially designed afterburner unit.

Richard Brown (50), Oxfordshire, England based in engineer, conceived and built the jetbike. He is no stranger to this technology and similar endeavours as he has designed, built and piloted two similar vehicles going back to the mid 90’s. In fact in 1999 Richard came tantalisingly close to realising his long held dream when he rode his rocket powered creation, the Mach 3 Challenger to an officially recorded speed of 332.887mph. This was the fastest speed ever seen on two wheels at that time. However, unable to complete a return run due to track conditions he had to settle for what might be considered a “Silver Medal” and not the “Gold” of a world record.

Talking about the Jet Reaction project Richard Brown said, "An outright Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM ) land speed record is one of the finest opportunities any team can have to demonstrate engineering innovation, within the rules applied by the relevant governing bodies the challenge is to engineer a superior machine making it the best in the world. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate how a small team of talented individuals without vast financial support can produce a world-class vehicle."

The official world record will take place on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA in September 2015. As part of this build up Jet Reaction will run with three wheels as well as two for the purposes of data acquisition at Pendine Sands, Wales, UK.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

We are working with a range adventures & extreme sport events

Over the next 12 months we will be working with a range adventurers and on extreme sport events. Here is information on some of them.

The Alpen Tour mountain bike race
Austria's skiing Mecca is host to the best mountain bikers. For four days an international selection of top athletes and ambitious hobby bikers competes for fame and glory.  They can also collect UCI points and prize money in the mountains of the beautiful and dramatic Schladming-Dachstein region.


 ‘Jetbike’ speed test to prepare for 400+mph world two-wheeled land speed record

A Brit designed and built ‘Jetbike’ which is being speed tested at Pendine Sands, Wales.  This is to prepare for 400+mph world two-wheeled land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

Solar tuk tuk from Indian to UK for green transport
Bangalore based engineer Naveen Rabelli is planning to drive his self-designed / built solar tuk tuk from his home to the UK. As a result of the launch of this project last year we achieved media coverage across India and the globe.

The Glocknerman cycling marathonThe Glocknerman is an utra bicycle marathon for individuals and teams. It is one of the oldest existing extreme cycling events with start and finish in Graz, Austria. The participants must cycle 1010 km and not only fight for the popular "Glocknerman" title, but also for Ultra Bike Marathon World Champion.

Jet luge world record speed attempt
Australian Daz (The Cowboy) Fellows will attempt to break the Guinness world land speed record for the fastest powered streetluge. His streetluge, a man-sized skateboard, has the added bonus of two jet engines with afterburners creating a ‘jet luge”. Daz hopes to beat the current record of nearly 190 km/h (120mph) by a factor of two+ while using only his feet as breaks! Daz is well prepared for the record through years of stunt work in TV and streetluge in Australia.


The world’s oldest and "toughest" international mountain bike race
The world’s oldest and said to be the toughest international mountain bike race (MTB) is set to take place in the remote far north of Australia. Starting October 18th the ‘Crocodile Trophy’ will see over 100 professional and amateur riders from around the world cycle 900km (nearly 560 miles) - basically nine marathons in a row. The participants will ride nine stages through lush rainforests, dry intense heat of the Outback and mountain trails climbing to 3,000m, finishing on the tropical coast of Queensland.

A finally a skydive world record attempt in the US.

If you want to know more, see photos or video in relation to any of these let us know my emailing worldreachpr@gmail.com


Saturday, 2 May 2015

RNLI mascot 'Stormy Stan' during 'May Day' fundraising across the British Isles



'Stormy Stan' RNLI, sea / inland water rescue service charity, mascot during 'May Day' fundraising across the British Isles May 2015 (photo Tom Burns). High res available. Editorial use only / no resale / no archive without permission enquiries to worldreachpr @ gmail.com

Saturday, 25 April 2015

‘Jetbike’ speed test to prepare for 400+mph world two-wheeled land speed record


What: This is a vehicle test in preparation for an attempt to break the current ‘world two wheeled land speed' record.  Enclosed in a space age body the vehicle is uniquely propelled by a specially modified helicopter engine complete with an afterburner! Conditions permitting, a number of UK speed records could be challenged, during the tests. 

Who: Richard Brown, an Oxfordshire based in engineer, conceived and built a vehicle. In 1999 Richard rode his rocket powered creation Mach 3 Challenger to an officially recorded speed of 332.887mph, the fastest speed at that time.  Since then the record has been set at over 370mph

When: 23rd, 24th & 25th May 2015

Where: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

Media enquiries to: workdreachpr@gmail.com

Thursday, 16 April 2015

100+ of the worlds top skydivers from 23 other nations to attempt a new world record in the US


What: 108 of the worlds top skydivers from the US and 22 other nations to attempt a world record.  Such an attempt has many dangers and requires exact timing, fitness, discipline and much rehearsal. As a result the team is made up of large formation world champion skydivers.  They have recently come together as Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame skydive team based in Fredericksburg, VA.

When: 19-24 July, 2015

Where: Attempts begin at Skydive Chicago at Ottawa, Illinois July 19-21 and will finish at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Media enquiries to: Tom Burns at worldreachpr@gmail.com

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

16 national & 3 world mountain bike champions will join 350 riders from 26 countries for Europe’s top MTB event


16 national and three world mountain bike (MTB) champions will join 350 riders from 26 countries for what is considered Europe’s MTB event for individual competitors.  The Alpen Tour Trophy offers International Cycling Union (UCI) points, top prize money, tough climbs, fun single tracks and numerous steep downhill descents. This all takes place in the dramatic scenery of south-eastern Austria’s ski slopes at the foot of the majestic Dachstein glacier on June 11th to 14th.

The Alpen Tour Trophy ‘Elite men’ and ‘Elite women’s” Master 1-3 competition has attracted top international MTB stars (see list below) to Austria. While there is a major focus on professional riders and teams this four-day stage race is also a very popular with hobby riders. There are five additional classifications for amateur riders.


The Alpen Tour Trophy offers riders the opportunity accumulate valuable UCI points which effects their international ranking. Also there is a prize money pool of €15,000 and product prizes valued at €12,000. In addition competitors will ride in the beautiful alpine landscape of the Dachstein and Schladming area in the Austrian state of Styria famous for hosting the Ski World Cup.


There are four stages and a speed trial in the Alpen Tour Trophy over 208 km (nearly 130 miles) rising to 2,000m (over 6,500 ft.) altitude. There is no other mountain bike race that includes so many single-tracks, Alpine trails with the dramatic backdrop of Dachstein mountains. Uniquely all four stages starts and finish at the same place at Planai Stadium in Schladming. This means rider logistics and support are much easier to manage not least. The one exception to this will be the one-hour time trial, which will take place Schafalm - the popular ski lodge in the Schladming Dachstein region.


Each day’s race is easily reached by car or gondola so spectators, family and friends can get up close to the action.


Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The world’s oldest and "toughest" international UCI mountain bike race


The Crocodile Trophy is the world’s oldest and said to be the toughest UCI international mountain bike race. There are riders from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK taking part.

It takes place in Australia starting October 18th. the ‘Crocodile Trophy’ will see over 100 professional and amateur riders. The participants cycle 900km (nearly 560 miles) - basically nine marathons in a row. They will ride nine stages through lush rainforests, dry intense heat of the Outback and mountain trails climbing to 3,000m, finishing on the tropical coast of Queensland.

2014 sees the Crocodile Trophy celebrate its 20th anniversary and for the first time it is registered as an official Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) race. As a result participants can collect valuable UCI points, for the first time, which are used for cyclist ranking internationally. In addition the Crocodile Trophy offers prize money to the value of AUD 40,000.

What: Crocodile Trophy international mountain bike race
When: 18th – 26th October 2014. 
Starts: Smithfield Regional Park near Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Finishes: Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia