Medway event to focus on endurance motorcycling research

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Results from University of Kent research into the physiological and psychological demands of adventure motorcycling will be presented at a public event on Thursday 12 June at the University’s Medway campus.

Professor Samuele Marcora, who is a keen motorcyclist and Research Director at Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences based at the Medway campus, will present findings  from research he conducted last year on a scientific motorcycle expedition from London to Beijing.

The marathon motorbike ride, running from April-July 2013, saw Professor Marcora use himself and fellow bikers on the Globebusters-organised adventure ride to measure how the gruelling conditions affected physical and mental performance. The research findings will include details of the effects of using caffeine to reduce fatigue in motorbike riders.

‘Adventure motorcycling: the impact on mind and body’, which will take place from 7-9pm at the Pilkington Lecture Theatre, Chatham Maritime on 12 June.  As well as the presentation of the research findings and a Q&A session, the evening will feature a screening of the Globebusters’ film The Ride: London to Beijing.

Places at the event are free and open to all but are limited. To register for a place, see:

The event is part of Kent’s contribution to Universities Week 2014, being organised by Universities UK with Research Councils UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

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