A 42-year-old architect became the fastest cyclist in Europe – then celebrated with a pint in a York pub.
Neil Campbell set a new European cycling speed record by riding at 135.3mph, using an innovative technique in which his bike was initially attached to a car.
He became the continent’s speediest man on two wheels on his £10K custom-made bike – which was partly built using 3D-printed parts – at Elvington Airfield near York on Tuesday (June 19).
In order to break the previous 127mph record, the cycle, which was built by Moss Bikes, was attached by a cord to the back of a 2017 Porsche Cayenne.
When the car reached a high enough speed the rider was released, before peddling furiously through a 200 metre ‘gate’ in which his speed was recorded.
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