13-year-old Brit Tim Parker was named the Fastest Kid in the World, earlier this month, at the Kent-based (and unfortunately named) HPV Championships—which, in this case, stands for Human Powered Vehicle.

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Representing the Penair School, Parker competed against kids as old as 16, racing vehicles powered solely by their own brute force. Tim Parker, in his low-riding three-wheel pedacycle, reached speeds of 30mph!

His trike, house within a an aerodynamic bullet-like shell, was created by the Falmouth-based Ice Trikes—where Tim's father Chris is director.

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Speaking to the press, after his race, Tim said: "I was quite surprised to win it because it was my first ever race in the HPV world. There's quite a lot of adrenaline pumping around your body at that sort of speed." [Inhabitat]