New British Cycling track bike collaboration with Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology

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28 years after the Mike Burrows / Lotus bike carried Chris Boardman to Individual Pursuit Gold at the Barcelona Olympic Games, the Lotus name is back in cycling and seeking to help the British Cycling squad to more success, this time in Tokyo.

That 1992 Lotus was subsequently developed into a road equivalent (recently wind tunnel tested against a modern superbike). Will this new British Cycling velodrome-specific machine subsequently see trickle-down technology available for our own triathlon and time-trial use? Quite probably.

Here’s a first look at the new bike which will be seen in competition for the first time this weekend at the UCI Track World Cup in Minsk, Belarus.


  • Innovative new bike meticulously designed and engineered to deliver outstanding track performance
  • Lotus Engineering has created the unique front forks and handlebars, with Hope Technology developing the frame
  • Will be on show in London from Thursday, and makes competitive track debut with the Great Britain Cycling Team at the weekend

Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology have unveiled their exciting bicycle collaboration – an innovative new track bike designed to deliver medals for the Great Britain Cycling Team at next summer’s Olympic Games.

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The new bike will be on public display later this week at London’s Rouleur Classic event and make its competitive debut with the Great Britain Cycling Team this weekend. Riders have been testing the bike in secret over the past weeks, and will continue their evaluation with a view to riding it at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Lotus Engineering is the internationally recognised automotive consultancy division of Group Lotus, best known globally for its iconic British performance cars. Its industrial design innovation and expertise has been seen in sectors including aerospace, medical research, furniture and boat-building.

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