A brand new TV show for Guy in 2014

Posted by Website Admin
November 7th, 2013

Working Title ‘Speed’ for Channel 4 – Broadcast in 2014.
A North One Television production.


Guy Martin claims that nothing can match the adrenaline rush he gets when racing on public roads around the Isle of Man TT course at 200mph. So now he’s setting out to see if he can find anything that can give him the same kicks.


This four part series follows Guy as he sets out to create four speed-based challenges in which he will explore the boundaries of physics and learn about the science of speed. Whether it’s slip-streaming a racing driver to ride a bicycle at over 100mph using pedal power, or seeing if he can ride a motorbike across a lake, Guy will seek to find out what makes things go fast by getting his hands dirty in a range of unique engineering projects.


In the opening episode Guy recruits an unlikely team made up of a truck racer, an Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott, a bicycle builder and a design engineer more used to working on next-generation military aircraft, to attempt, with the aid of slipstreaming, to break the British record for outright speed on a bicycle – an incredible 110mph.


In the second film Guy is on a mission to do the seemingly impossible – fly using muscle power alone. He wants to build the world’s fastest human powered aircraft – a plane without an engine that Guy will cycle into the air.


He then attempts to set the world record for riding a motorcycle on the surface of water. With the help of a Cambridge professor and a team of marine engineers, Guy’s stunt hinges on Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion – where every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If he can maintain enough speed on his bike, the 250-year-old theory says he should be able to achieve the seemingly impossible – ride on water.


In the final daredevil quest, Guy sets out to break the record for the world’s fastest gravity powered sled. With the help of the UK’s top sports science engineers, athletes and experts in composite engineering Guy will first build, then try to ride the toboggan on the unforgiving slopes of the Swiss Alps and reclaim the record from a group of thrill-seeking Germans who set it three years ago.


More information to follow nearer the time of broadcast.

32 Responses to “A brand new TV show for Guy in 2014”

  1. Steve Hinsch says:

    We rarely get our Guy Martin fix here in the States. Beside the Isle of Man TT, we are SO LIMITED! Will the show possible be picked up in the States? (fingers crossed)

  2. frank tommany says:

    Really looking forward to watching this,all the luck in the world,,,

  3. Steven Knighton says:

    Sounds awesome!! I’m a big fan or guy!

  4. Carl Starbuck says:

    Great news! Guy’s TV programs and internet video releases are always good to see. He has a fabulous style of delivery and his passion for his interests really comes across when he puts it on screen.

    If Guy puts his slant on anything which involves speed, physics and engineering, the result is bound to be “proper”!

    I love watching him race, but as Frank Williams once said about Ayrton Senna, Guy is even more remarkable when he isn’t racing!

    So long as it doesn’t stop him doing 2 or 3 Scarborough meetings next season, it’s all good – we still want to see him and Deano up on the Mount!

  5. george raceno282 says:

    hi there from NYC.a lot of your fans here would like to know if we will be able to watch the show here in the united states and if so what channels will it be on? thank you and rock on Guy

  6. Joanne says:

    Brilliant can’t wait

  7. Mick Kane says:

    Great news…..Another series with the “Chief”….Bring it on!

  8. Andy says:

    If its half as good as “The Boat that Guy built” it should be “PROPER GOOD”.Roll on 2014.

  9. pantzz27 says:

    go for it guy, you know it makes sense.

  10. Rosemarie says:

    Cant wait, sure this will be epic, loved the last series & fantastic insight into a real mans man (as well as to us ladies) in his glimpses of himself on the TT. This will be great to watch. Thanks for being a ‘real’ person.

  11. Paul mansell says:

    I will be looking forward to that. Sounds very entertaining and if Guy has anything to do with it, I am sure it will be fun to watch. Roll on…..

  12. Mark Parrish says:

    Long time over due loved his last series cant wait.

  13. chris says:

    This sounds mean.. sorry proper, as an engineer also, I love how much enthusiasm and passion he has for mechanical and tech stuff, great delivery aswell.

  14. Andrew ratcliffe says:

    Great news. Another new series from a great Guy Martin. Bring it on! Can’twait! Sounds fantastic reading the previews.

  15. Dean Phillips says:

    Cannot wait, if its like his other shows then this will be one to watch.
    I’m a big fan of Guy’s and he’s an inspiration to many.

  16. I envy you being able to chase your dreams. I lost the chance to do things like this when I got married at 19 and had a family. I’m 67 now and I look back over my life and realize you can’t be in two places at the same time and I was probably safer where I was. I still ride bikes and look forward to seeing your achievements in the near future. Best wishes and Good luck Guy.

  17. Ingrid Borge says:

    Can’t wait for this,as always it will be amazing and gripping to watch!

  18. Lee Norris says:

    Cool, sounds great, biggest Guy fan ever. Looking forward to it, all his shows are great.

    P.S. Hope I win on the calendar draw this year ;0)

  19. Sharpey says:

    We love the shows, as a yellerbelly now living in New Zealand we can’t wait for Boxing Day at the Cemetry circuit, Watch for the yellerbelly Banner !!!!

  20. Guy’s interests on & off the bike always become fascinating.This is one major adventure for Guy in 2014 as well as racing.

  21. so whens it getting aired on channel4 ????? speeds better than slow for sure !!!!

  22. ian folly says:

    cant wait to see this,drunk tea with guy at Stevenage bikefest and listened to some of his seemingly mad ideas..this is gonna be good1!!!!

  23. Craig says:

    Hello from Newfoundland, Canada. We have a lot of Guy Martin fans here Wondering if your new program will be broadcast in Canada, if not how your fans would go about obtaining a copy of the new show. Thanks and good luck at the Cemetery Circuit this Boxing Day.

  24. Elsham VW says:

    When will Guy be showing off his awesome Volvo car?

  25. Ferdinand Von Patzak says:

    Hi I am a huge fan of Guy, he looks and sounds consistently great. He rides a bike like a demon. But do you think he’ll stop making these kind of vaguely titillating programs when(not if…)he wins a TT trophy? These progs are fine but there is far more to him then just playing these Fred Dibnah roles. He is looks almost uncomfortable inhabiting these. Note to his Agent; don’t dilute the man’s talents by doing too much of this kind of stuff. Still the cash must be nice.

    Full berries GM!

  26. Moll says:

    I can’t wait for this! It’s gunna be essential viewing. Here’s hoping we get a few shirtless scenes. *purrs*
    Don’t be shy!

  27. Ewan says:

    WOW again this sounds absolutely amazing once again Guy seems set to amaze and astound me.

  28. Matic says:

    I think Guy Martin is losing time with this :).

  29. Iszabella says:

    I absolutely loved the episodes. I am 24 and I have been watching Guy for a few years now and he has got me into superbikes after my dad has tried for many years. My dad now knows all he had to do was stick a good looking lad with mutton chops on a bike and id be interested.

    Good luck for the future.

  30. Ian says:

    Really enjoying the new series Guy.

    P.S. If you’re ever around the Banbury area it would be a pleasure to take you up flying if you fancy pulling a bit of G again!

  31. celticsting says:

    Hi Guy, love the new program. great to see a person
    who is so down to earth, and not wanting all the limelight. and congrats on what you and the people involved have achieved. good luck for the future m8.
    sports personality of the year 2014 me thinks :)

  32. said hello to guy today in grimsby ,whished him good luck for 2014 season and the TT

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