The Shrewsbury Bicycle Vs Car Challenge - (Video)

Author: JT Hughes

Disclaimer: All speed laws were adhered to during the making of this video.

So what is the quickest way round Shrewsbury? It started as these things often do, in a pub, in a discussion, in Shrewsbury. Ed Beach said bike, but then he is the coach at Shrewsbury Triathlon Club. Debbie Cox said car, but then she knows the back roads better than most.


So a date was set and a route agreed – the great Shrewsbury Bike off, Car vs. Bike, horsepower vs. manpower was on, and as is always the way these days, someone was on hand to capture the action and record the result*. You can see all the action on the roads around Shrewsbury above and discover whether putting on the Lycra or strapping on a seatbelt is best if you want to beat the Shrewsbury traffic.

But we will tell you that a 306 bhp Honda Civic Type R up against a £8,000 Cervélo S5 makes for some exciting viewing – whichever side of the cycle path you’re on…

During Filming...

Which is the better looking? The new Honda Civic Type R, the bike or Ed ?

Honda Civic Type R

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The Ferrari of Bicycles.

Ed's looking the part with his bike which is a 2015 Cervelo PD D15 worth a whopping £8000.

Ed and Type R

The 2016 Honda Civic Type R

The brochure says - " when it revs it roars. Your hair will stand on end. Your heart will pound. The new Honda Civic Type R is a wild racecar – tamed for the road. " 

Honda Type R in Shrewsbury

Ready Set Go!

Is it us or is Debbie looking way too relaxed while Ed has his game face on?

Honda Type R in Shrewsbury


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lloyd Evans
10/11/2015 4:36:23 PM
More than 6 years ago
Shrewsbury traffic is diabolical now. Nice car though!!
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