Experiments in Speed

Those daredevils in their rocket cars, making and breaking records on the salt flats of Utah, have long thrilled us with their sheer, death-defying speed. But now the heroes of Donhou Bicycles have proved that it’s equally possible to pedal to glory…

While a man-powered bicycle is never going to challenge the likes of Malcolm Campbell and his Bluebird in terms of outright velocity, the team from Hackney-based Donhou Bicycles has just the same sense of innovative thinking and boundary-breaking courage. An inspiring short film, by Director Greg Hackett and his team from Spindle Productions, follows in the frenzied tracks of the Donhou boys and their two-wheeled missile. Highly recommended viewing.