Top Gear Team Race Meccano Bike!

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m2James May, the Top Gear presenter, has completed a lap of a famous racing circuit on an electric-powered motorbike and sidecar made from thousands of Meccano pieces!

After completing the 37-mile Isle of Man TT course when they had to deal with some mechanical issues, he said: “We reached 25mph coming down the mountain. It is a great honour to have done it.

“There was a certain amount of flexibility and a couple of minor problems with bearings, steering, comfort, electricity and the passenger, but apart from that it was a very smooth run and very heroic I think.”

The challenge, which coincided with the 90th anniversary of the island’s Manx Grand Prix, will be broadcast on the BBC2 programme Toy Stories to be aired this Christmas.

Note from Ed: Earlier this year, a team from The Young Journalist Academy reported from the International Meccano Exhibition. Click here to see how they got on. 

2 Responses to Top Gear Team Race Meccano Bike!

  1. t tippler January 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    not impressed at all could have made a more better look and stronger sidecar outfit

  2. jake March 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    so slow