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BRITISH CYCLING

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Tony Purnell, Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, will talk about how engineering helped Great Britain top the cycling medal table at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Professor Tony Purnell FRSA is the Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, where he works across all aspects of technology – from improving data analysis to assisting the coaches with the development of organisational software and tools to optimise rider performance. Tony Purnell is Visiting Professor at Cambridge University Engineering Department, and a Fellow-Commoner in Engineering at Trinity Hall Cambridge. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University and a masters the MIT Sloan School of Management. His dissertation was on Formula One aerodynamics. He founded Pi Research, was principal of the Jaguar and Red Bull Formula One teams and a technical consultant to the FIA and IndyCar Series.

This is a joint event with the I Mech E. It is anticipated that as the event is being held in Cambridge with its population of keen cyclists, the event will be well supported. Booking is essential via Eventbrite

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