PostNL bike travels on the motorway at 78.8 km/h

PostNL bike travels on the motorway at 78.8 kmh

The VeloX3 recumbent bicycle, sponsored by PostNL, practised for the world speed record. Part of the motorway in the province of Friesland was closed specially for this event.

The recumbent bike clocked 78.8 kilometres an hour, which is the fastest speed ever recorded for a bicycle on a Dutch road.

The VeloX3 is a streamlined recumbent bicycle built by students of the Delft University of Technology and the VU University Amsterdam. The students will try to break the speed record of 133 km/h in Nevada (USA) in September. PostNL is sponsoring the bike because a fast and sustainable bike could also be of interest to us.