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The four-programme series sees Isle of Man TT motorcycle racer and mechanic Martin undertake a series of speed-based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics and learning about the science of speed.

In episode four Martin attempts to sledge at 170mph down a mountain in Switzerland.

Utilising the synergies between steering a dragbike and a sledge, King advises and coaches Martin in how to run a Prostock Bike down the quarter-mile and in fitting and using a parachute system similar to that used on the Gulf Oil Dragracing motorcycle that King rides in competition.

To see how the challenge goes tune in to Channel 4 on Sunday, January 19 at 8pm.

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The murder trial of Ian Stewart, accused of killing Royston author Helen Bailey, has been adjourned until tomorrow due to the ‘defendant being unwell’.

Murder suspect Ian Stewart told a police call handler when reporting his partner Helen Bailey missing that he had ‘literally checked everywhere’ for the children’s author, St Albans Crown Court heard today.

Mon, 16:35

A teenage boy is being sought by police after a sculpture created from a damaged tree in Royston’s Priory Memorial Gardens was vandalised at the weekend.

Mon, 08:37

The First World War heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment are set to gain their first memorial outside the UK – with the monument to be unveiled at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

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