Our rider is our engine. Although the laid back position is not the most optimal for a cyclist, the recumbent position provide higher aerodynamic advantages. A lot of time is spent collecting data and analysing through our power model to ensure that the rider’s power output correlates with the predicted speed. The power model incorporates the aerodynamic drag, drive train efficiency, coefficient of rolling resistance of the tyres, inclination of the track and other environmental factors to predict what is required off our rider to achieve our target speeds. Through thorough understanding of our bike and our rider it is possible for us identify the areas of improvement required and target them to progress towards our ultimate aim.