Lotus Engineering celebrates unveiling of new British Track Bike ahead of Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Lotus Engineering celebrates unveiling of new British Track Bike ahead of Paris 2024 Olympic Games


  • British Cycling unveils the new Olympic track bike for Team GB for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
  • Meticulously designed and engineered to deliver outstanding track performance.
  • Hope-Lotus bike features Lotus front forks and handlebars and HBT Paris Frame, developed by Hope Technology
  • Inspired by fighter jets, the fork’s serrated edge creates smoother airflow around the rider 


London, UK – 29 April 2024  British Cycling unveiled the new British Olympic track bike today, continuing its collaboration with Lotus Engineering, Renishaw and Hope Technology.

The Hope-Lotus has been meticulously designed and optimised to push the boundaries of sporting performance for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The bike follows the success of the Tokyo track bike, which contributed to the track team winning seven Olympic medals and topping the event medal table.

Lotus Engineering has used its strengths in optimised aerodynamics, advanced materials, lightweight and engineering innovation to help guide the bike's cockpit development. The team created the bike's unique front fork design and handlebars, working with Hope Technology to integrate these components into the overall package.

Inspired by fighter jet design, the fork has a new serrated edge that allows smoother airflow around the rider. The customisable handlebars help riders achieve a more efficient aero position for longer races, whilst an enhanced integration with the fork reduces drag.

The composite fork is crafted from the same high-grade carbon fibre and single-cure manufacturing process as the Lotus Evija Hypercar to guarantee lightness.

Richard Hill, Chief Aerodynamicist at Lotus, was responsible for the design of the Lotus 108 Olympic track bike and the 110 Tour De France bike in the nineties and has continued to play a pivotal role in both the Tokyo Olympic track bike and now, the 2024 Hope-Lotus Olympic track bike.  

Richard Hill, Chief Aerodynamicist at Lotus said:
“Lotus is proud to continue working with British Cycling, Hope Technology and Renishaw in offering unrivalled engineering expertise to produce the most efficient and beautiful bike to support our national team. We’re extremley excited to have played a part once again to continue pushing innovation in the pursuit of performance delivering efficiencies to give British track riders the best possible opportunity for success. We wish the team all the very best for Paris.”

Mark Stringer, Commercial Director, Lotus Engineering said:
“Lotus’ longstanding collaboration with British Cycling has been pivotal in advancing the frontiers of sporting performance and engineering with the 2024 Hope-Lotus Olympic track bike. This on-going partnership has enriched our depth of knowledge, further enhancing and embracing the innovation that proved successful in Tokyo. We’ve been able to continue pushing engineering boundaries in the pursuit of performance to deliver efficiencies and to give British track riders the best possible opportunity for success. The Hope-Lotus bike is the perfect demonstration of our ability to transfer the skills and knowledge we’ve gained through over 75 years of automotive development to bring a new perspective to other industries. We wish British Cycling the best of luck in the upcoming Olympics.”

Every component of the bike has been designed to work as one with the rider, bringing the machine and athlete together perfectly. Lotus has collaborated with all partners at every stage of development, testing and manufacture to condense the project into a three-year Olympic cycle.

For more information on Lotus and British Cycling, please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk




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About Lotus
Lotus is a global performance brand built on solid foundations and a rich heritage. Since the formation of Lotus in 1948, it has been pioneering true automotive innovation, introducing cutting-edge technologies and designs to meet its uncompromising vision of how a car should look, perform, and feel. Lotus Group is made up of a high-performance sports car business, Lotus Cars, and an all-electric luxury mobility provider, Lotus Technology. Together, we are setting a new standard for automotive excellence. 

About British Cycling
British Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in Great Britain. We govern and develop the sport from grassroots participation through to supporting the riders representing Great Britain on the international stage.

Our purpose is to bring the joy of cycling to everyone, and we’re fulfilling this by building on the elite success of the Great Britain Cycling Team and enabling more people to discover the joys of our sport.  Our 145,000 members, over 2,000 affiliated clubs, and 12,500 volunteers are at the heart of what we do and the impact we achieve. For more information, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk