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brit cyclist hits 174mph

Post by yartims » August 19, 2019, 10:45 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-49393888

cyclist has reached more than 174mph (280km/h) after being released from the back of Porsche on an airfield runway.

Neil Campbell, 45, broke a previous record of 167mph, using a specially-built, £15,000 bike.

The architect from Essex was pulled along at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire by the Porsche Cayenne, then released to go through the timing gate under his own power.

The previous record for a man was set by a Dutch rider in 1995.

Mr Campbell, of Little Horkesley, said he was "thrilled and relieved" to achieve the fastest bicycle speed for a male in a slipstream.

He said "the team worked amazingly well".


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Re: brit cyclist hits 174mph

Post by GT93 » August 20, 2019, 2:01 am

He would have a bit of a problem if he fell off at that speed.

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Post by stattointhailand » August 20, 2019, 7:27 am

Think I might be missing the point here.

WHY?

Pushbikes are "peddled" not pulled by Porches.

Did the Porche driver claim the "WORLD RECORD" for the fastest speed in a Porche whilst towing a pushbike?

Does Essex man hold the world record for a bike towed by a white van?

Whats the world record speed attained by Essex girl in high heels running after a bloke on a pushbike pulled by a Porche?

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Re: brit cyclist hits 174mph

Post by GT93 » August 20, 2019, 7:39 am

You have some flair for the big questions Statts. You should have been an editor of the Guinness Book of Records.

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Post by stattointhailand » August 21, 2019, 10:39 am

OK so we have the fastest man AND the fastest women on a pushbike .......

my guess is that Thailand hold the record for the fastest kateoy of a pushbike at 0.01kph (its hard to peddle sidesaddle)

and whilst talking about guinness world records

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9QYu8LtH2E

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