Last year professor Samuele Marcora undertook a marathon bike ride with the help of Continental partner GlobeBusters Motorcycle Expeditions and fellow riders to conduct a scientific study in order to measure how the grueling conditions on the London to Beijing ride affected a riders physical and mental performance. Professor Marcora also studied the effects of using caffeine to reduce fatigue in motorbike riders.
Following the conclusion of the study Professor Marcora, who is a keen motorcyclist as well as the Research Director at the University of Kent School of Sport and Exercise Science, will be presenting the results of his research in a free open lecture which will also include a screening of the GlobeBusters London to Beijing film which follows the team as they lead a group of riders including the professor along the ancient Silk Road route.
“Adventure Motorcycling: The Impact On Mind And Body” will take place from 7 – 9:30pm at the Pilkington Lecture Theatre, University of Kent Chatham Maritime campus. Although places for the event are free, they are limited so if you want to register and reserve your place then please visit the official University of Kent website.