This is a pedal car race based on the rules of the British Pedal Car Championship. The challenge is to build and race a human powered vehicle around a circuit in York on Saturday 7th July.
How about thinking about the problems with this design?
Obviously the first task is to build the car so I’m looking for four scouts who think they’d like to learn the skills required for vehicle design and manufacture. We’ll start off with a bit of maths to work out all the important stuff, centre of gravity, wheelbase, gear ratios, Ackerman steering etc. then start hacking apart some old bikes, wheelchairs and school desks to end up with a work of art.
At the beginning of June we’ll set about choosing four drivers for our team, who may or may not be mechanics. (Driving practice could help you with your fitness challenge too, so get out on your bikes).
To be eligible for the team you’ll need to have been under 14 on 1st January 2012 and free to be in West Felton on a Tuesday night 19-00 till 21-00 from the 13th March. It’s the same night as robots so first chance goes to those not preparing for Manheim.
The race week end is likely to be a camp but it’s not fixed up yet...
If you want to be a race mechanic contact me ASAP and convince me why. I can only manage four at once due to the tools we’ll be using.
For the National Scout Car race teams are mixed boys and girls. If we decide to enter the British Championship there is a separate class for female drivers.