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British man breaks world cycling speed record

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NORTH YORKSHIRE, England (NBC News) – Briton Neil Cambell has become the fastest man on a bike after breaking the Guinness men’s world cycling speed record on Saturday.

Using a custom-built bike fitted with a parachute and a Porsche Cayenne pace car, Campbell hit 174.3 mph at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, England.

He surpassed the previous record of a little more than 167 mph set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1995.

Bonneville is where Campbell next has his sights set as he and his team aim to ride at a speed of 220 mph next year.

“So, moving forward 220 mph, we want to be the first team to go over 200 mph, we want to, in fact, we think we can do 220 plus,” Campbell said. “We’ve got the bike, we’ve got the team, you know we’re looking at options with the car, let’s do it.”

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