Great Britain's Neil Campbell breaks men's cycling land speed record

Campbell will now target the all-time record, currently held by Denise Mueller-Korenek

Neil Campbell during his record attempt

Neil Campbell has become the fastest man on a bike, after setting a new cycling land speed record of 174.3mph.

The attempt, which also broke his own European record, took place at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, where Campbell was motor-paced behind a Porsche Cayenne. He was then released as he came up to the timed section before deploying a parachute to help him stop.

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