Boardman Bikes’ proposed new headquarters shall include a state of the art performance centre with a wind tunnel (Photo: Luke Webber) If you want to get from A to B in the shortest amount of time, aerodynamics is always a consideration. To date the cost of wind tunnel testing has been prohibitive for the vast majority of riders.
Chris Boardman plans to change this by building a cycling specific wind tunnel at Boardman Bikes’ new performance centre.
The performance centre will be located in a central area close to Boardman Bikes’ current headquarters in Bromsgrove and is expected to open towards the end of 2016.
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Boardman told Cycling Weekly that he has been wanting to create the performance centre, and the cycling specific wind tunnel, for five years and it all started over a curry with aerodynamicist Rob Lewis.
“At the moment there are two wind tunnels in the country to test bikes. They are multi-purpose facilities, you have to fit around what else they are being used for, you can’t buy single hour slots and a booking costs around £15,000,” he said.To get the most out of your time in a wind […]