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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 A505 is still closed at the roundabout with the A10 in Royston this afternoon after a car flipped onto its roof.


A lorry driver with links to Herts and Beds was today jailed after he admitted child sex offences including raping a young boy – and officers believe there could be more victims all over the UK.


The bench in Royston’s Priory Memorial Gardens which had its view blocked by four green telecom boxes has been turned around to face the park.

Yesterday, 16:50

The Royston Repair Cafe returns for a another fix on Sunday with a new free service added to the regular repair of bikes, electrical and other household items.



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