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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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People in Reed attended a specially-convened parish council meeting on Monday evening to resist proposals to turn the 400-year-old village pub into a house.

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A concert at the parish church marked the end of another jam-packed Royston Arts Festival on Sunday evening – the town-wide event saw a Rio-inspired carnival procession, an art exhibition, and plenty of music and performances keeping crowds entertained all weekend.

Thu, 17:25

Protesters against Network Rail’s proposal to close a pedestrian gate at a level crossing gathered at the site in Foxton on Tuesday – and the second consultation period is set to end today.

Thu, 13:15

Eye patches at the ready! Everyone is invited to let out their inner pirate at fun day in Royston town centre on Saturday.

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