ONE MAN, TWO WHEELS,
650+BHP AND SALT. LOTS OF SALT.
400+ MPH AND THE WORLD
MOTORCYLE LAND SPEED RECORD
Almost 80 years have elapsed since Britain last held the Motorcycle Land Speed Record…
Brit Eric Fernihough first took the record in 1936, then raised it the following year to 169.791 miles per hour over the flying mile, riding his Brough Superior JAP. A year later he died in Hungary while attempting to raise it higher still.
Wilhelm Herst from Germany became the first rider to break the 200mph barrier riding his NSU Delphin III streamliner on the salt flats at Bonneville. He maxed out at just over 210mph.
Land Speed Record legend Don Vesco breaks the 250mph barrier riding his streamliner ‘Big Red’.
Five years and several records later, Vesco in his latest LSR contender “Silver Bird ”, breaks the 300mph barrier. In 1978 he raised that record higher to 318.598 miles per hour in “Lightning Bolt”, a twin engined streamliner.
It then takes over thirty years to reach the next LSR milestone. American Chris Carr takes his “BUB” streamliner through the 350mph barrier.
Rocky Robinson, arch rival to Carr, sets the Land Speed Record which still stands today. His speed was measured at 376.363mph over one measured kilometre, though it peaked at 394mph during the run.
Gabriel Uttley and the Angelic Bulldog LSR project team are currently one of possibly ten or more contenders currently vying to break the 400mph barrier and beyond.
Fly like the wind. But faster.
At 400mph Angelic Bulldog LSR will be covering the length of two football pitches every second, balanced on a contact patch barely the size of the soles on your shoes
It will take Angelic Bulldog five miles to build the necessary momentum. Its average speed is then measured over the sixth mile. They then have to repeat the run within two hours for the run to be considered valid.
Then stop. Safely.
Braking from 400+ has its moments too
Basically stopping from this speed is all about hot air, or rather drag. Drag takes a hand first in slowing us down. Then we pop the first chute. Keep the bike straight and aim for the horizon waiting for the speed to fall. Release the second chute and come to a halt slowly before he end of the five mile braking zone.
Find out more
Meet Gabriel our angel
Gabirel Uttley. The man on a mission to bring the Land Speed Record back to Britain. Ex-Isle of man racer, ultra marathon runner, team leader and driving force of Angelic Bulldog LSR400+
Join us for the ride of your life
Land Speed Record attempts unfortunately don’t run on thin air. Ask Richard Noble and his team at Bloodhound SSC team, the British Team attempting to break the 1000mph barrier on four wheels. Their budget is not surprisingly in the millions. Ours is somewhat more modest. We need to raise a further £250,000 to get the Angelic Bulldog on the salt and so we are looking for contributions from more angels of all shapes and sizes. Check out how you can get involved…
Massive thanks to these sponsors who have helped us get so far