#1891: Conveyoroad

Rolling roads are routinely used in training and assessing racing cyclists.

Today’s invention extends this to the races themselves.

Rather than spend insane amounts on a velodrome, a larger-than-usual-scale rolling road could be made wide enough to accommodate several machines in parallel -and cost relatively little.

This would need to have a cushioned surround area in case someone made an error and fell off.

Systems such as this could installed all over the country allowing regional competitions without the need to travel to the capital all the time.

As shown, the road could even be mounted on a base using hydraulic actuators to simulate the effects of hills/banking etc.

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