TV’s biking boffin Adam Hart-Davis, presenter of BBC
Local Heroes, will open the ‘Cycle the Solar System’, a 10km scale model of the solar
system this Saturday, where even dozy cyclists can ride at ten times the speed of
Cycle the Solar System is situated on the York to Selby section of Sustrans’ National
Scientists Dave Coulthard, Willy Hoedeman and Peter Thompson have reconstructed the
Solar System from the Sun to Pluto over a 10km stretch of cycle route between
Bishopthorp and Riccall.
Peter Thompson said: "You can easily walk at three times the speed of light
and cycle at ten times the speed of light. Every journey will end before it begins
so everyone who travels our Solar System will grow younger in the process. The model
is both sculpture and an educational resource. We hope everyone will find it thought
provoking, adding to the quality of the path."
To witness Creation, get yourself to the path underneath the A64 in York. The Solar
System will be unveiled by the bridge near the York Sixth Form College.
Check out the official website at www.solar.york.ac.uk
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