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Pedal to the medal - Briton breaks world men's cycling speed record thanks to Porsche02:28

Pedal to the medal - Briton breaks world men's cycling speed record thanks to Porsche

United Kingdom, Elvington
August 17, 2019 at 21:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

British cyclist Neil Campbell broke the men's cycling speed record at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

Using a Porsche Cayenne pace car, Campbell managed to go as fast as 280 km/h (174 mph) on breaking the previous record set in 1995.

"The current record is 166.9 mile (269 km/h) an hour which was set by Fred Rompelberg in Bonneville Salt Flats in America," said Campbell prior to his attempt.

The overall cycling speed record in slipstream of 296.009 km/h (183.931 mph) is currently held by a woman, Denise Mueller-Koronek.

Pedal to the medal - Briton breaks world men's cycling speed record thanks to Porsche02:28
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British cyclist Neil Campbell broke the men's cycling speed record at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

Using a Porsche Cayenne pace car, Campbell managed to go as fast as 280 km/h (174 mph) on breaking the previous record set in 1995.

"The current record is 166.9 mile (269 km/h) an hour which was set by Fred Rompelberg in Bonneville Salt Flats in America," said Campbell prior to his attempt.

The overall cycling speed record in slipstream of 296.009 km/h (183.931 mph) is currently held by a woman, Denise Mueller-Koronek.

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