Science of Cycling – evening event
With 1.2 billion cyclists worldwide (and at least half of those in Oxford!) we have come a long way from the days of the penny-farthing and the boneshaker. Join Science Oxford, Broken Spoke and Max Glaskin, author of Cycling Science, to explore the science behind this eco-friendly popular mode of transport. How can you make your bike lighter with hydrogen and what does it take to be a Tour de France champion?
From the aerodynamics of bicycle helmets to finding the perfect bicycle frame, Max will draw on studies from disciplines such as physics, brain science, and biology. This is an event which will satisfy the curiosity of the casual recreational rider, or even the hard-core cycling enthusiast.
We’ll also be joined by the Broken Spoke bike mechanics team who are sustaining the culture of cycling in Oxfordshire through drop-in workshops, cycle training and mechanics courses. Find out how you can begin your journey to becoming a cycling expert.
Max Glaskin is an award-winning science and technology journalist with a special interest in cycling. He has contributed to a vast range of publications, including New Scientist, Readers’ Digest, and the Sunday Times.
In 2013 he published Cycling Science: How Rider and Machine Work Together – the ultimate reference book to educate professional riders and inspire recreational riders as well as challenge the scientifically curious.
With special thanks to our partners Henmans Freeth Solicitors for supporting this event
Date/Time: Sun 21st June - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Add to Calendar
Cost: £8 or £5 (students) per person
How to Book: https://live.advancedticketing.co.uk/k?scienceoxfordlive&210615
Target Audience: Suitable for adults, teenagers and children 11+
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