Warco Machines on Channel 4 – Speed with Guy Martin

The workshop of Jason and Brian Rourke with a Warco lathe and milling machine appeared recently on a segment of the Channel 4 show Speed with Guy Martin, where Guy attempted a new world record for the fastest speed recorded on a bicycle.

A specially commissioned bike was needed for the task, so the producers of Guy Martin’s show called upon Jason Rourke to engineer a tailored bike with bespoke gearing to extract maximum power for the world record attempt. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, the Rourkes are some of the top cycle engineers in the country, having built made to measure frames for more than 4,000 top cyclists worldwide. 

They’re passionate and skilled engineers, just like so many of our customers, we’re proud that they’ve come to rely on our machines. On the show, we saw part of the build process for the bike.

Jason Rourke in his workshop on Channel 4
Jason Rourke in his workshop on Channel 4
Guy Martin lending a hand as they build part of the bike
Guy Martin lending a hand as they build part of the bike
And here's Guy Martin with the record breaking bike
Guy Martin with the finished record breaking bike

The attempt was successful, with the bike reaching 112.94mph, an incredible feat which put them in the record books.

You can find the Rourke bike shop online here brianrourke.co.uk.

Find out more about the show and watch the full episode at channel4.com/programmes/speed-with-guy-martin.

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