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European Cycling Speed Record Broken In North Yorkshire
Essex-based architect Neil Campbell has set a new European motor-assisted cycling speed record of 217.7 kilometres an hour (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 164)
Jun 29, 2018 Sports
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A man has broken the European cycling speed record riding at an airfield in England.

Neil Campbell, 42, reached a top speed of more than 135 miles an hour (217 kilometres an hour).



He beat the previous record of 127 miles an hour (204 kilometres an hour) over a 200 metre timed section after being towed up to speed behind a Porsche 4*4 on the runway at Elvinton airfied near York yesterday.

The 44-year-old broke Guy Martin's British record which was set in 2016, riding a converted 20-year-old tandem to a speed of 183.8 kilometres an hour (114.19 miles an hour).

The bike he used in yesterday's successful record attempt was made by Wybunbury, Cheshire-based Moss Bikes and incorporated 3D-printed parts.

Campbell's speed also surpassed the 125 miles an hour ( 202 kilometres an hour) achieved by Brazil's Evandro Portela last year, when he set a Guinness World Record for the highest speed ever achieved on a public road.

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