Europe's fastest cyclist needs parachute, Porsche & airbag suite for world speed (167mph / 269kmh) record attempt

European cycling speed record (149mph) holder Neil Campbell will be using a Porsche Cayenne for an attempt to break the 167mph world cycling speed record. He will need a parachute to stop (70mph to 0mph in 400metres) on his special designed & built bike and an air-bag suite to protect him in case of incident. Neil will training and testing all the equipment and support team 2 July 2019) at the Elvington Airfield, Halifax Way, Elvington, North Yorkshire, YO41 4AU, England.

Neil and his team plan to break 167mph  cycling land speed world record. He is holder of the European, British and Commonwealth bicycle speed record of 149mph. He is a 44-year-old Architect now wants to ride faster than the 167mph world record!  For the record attempt he will be on a £15,000 custom built Moss bike fitted with a parachute. This is the culmination of over 20 years work by Neil and his team. To illustrate the story here link to a video of Neils record breaking ride in 2018 

Because of the technical difficulties of achieving such high speeds in the UK the bike has undergone some serious refurbishment.  These include structural enhancements, upgraded disc brakes, lower riding position and the fitting of a specialist parachute (photo here to assist with breaking from 170mph to 0mph in just 400metres. 

What: World cycle speed record attempt announcement, training and equipment testing (breaking parachute, airbag suite, Porsche pace car) and Q&A
When: From 12.00 noon 2nd July2019.

Where: Elvington Airfield, Halifax Way, Elvington, North Yorkshire, YO41 4AU

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