An electric motor that can be clipped on to a bicycle could soon be the answer for Londoners put off pedalling by long distances and hills. Weighing three kilograms and encased in a tough plastic shell, the Michelin-designed motor sits in a bespoke rear rack and has a range of 31 miles. The tyre giant says the device will open up cycling to thousands of commuters who live in the suburbs, as well as the less able, the elderly — and those who just can’t face pedalling uphill.
The curtain goes up on the biggest and best-known motoring event of them all in a week’s time — the Goodwood Festival of Speed.Nearly 200,000 people will descend on the beautiful West Sussex estate to enjoy a summer spectacular that brings together a combination of stunning cars and what the organisers call “motorsport royalty”. At the core of the event, from June 29 to July 2, is the famous hill climb, a snaking route along which hand-picked performance vehicles will run against the clock.
The theme tune to M*A*S*H pops into my head as the famous Agusta Bell Sioux Mk 1 hovers overhead like a large dragonfly — before landing gently on the vast grassy airfield at Bicester Heritage. It’s the pulsating, ringing sound of the engine and rotors that really triggers memories of the TV show. I almost expect Radar and Major “Hot Lips” Houlihan to dash past... Instead, the pilot steps out of the goldfish bowl of a cockpit and invites me inside.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".