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Pedal to the medal - Briton breaks world men's cycling speed record thanks to Porsche

2 18.08.2019 Инфо

M/S Cyclist Neil Campbell talking to photographer, Elvington Airfield
M/S Campbell's bike
C/U Chain mechanism on bike
C/U Helmet
C/U Wheel
W/S Campbell's team preparing car
W/S Team working on car
SOT, Neil Campbell, cyclist: "The event consists of being motor-paced by a car within the car slipstreams up to whatever speed possible. The current record is 166.9 mile (268.76km) an hour which was set by Fred Rompelberg in Bonneville Salt Flats in America. Elvington is not quite as glamorous
as Bonneville but it's a two-mile runway so it's much much shorter and we are just using a standard, I can say it's standard, it's a Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the most powerful car that Porsche do but it's standard roadcar that anybody can go and buy."
M/S Porsche
W/S Campbell's team heading to start line
W/S Campbell's attempt at world record
W/S Crowd watching
W/S Campbell cycling at speed down the runway
SOT, Trevor Duckworth, organiser: "Well, Neil sets off from where we are now, about a mile and a half away and he comes down the runway at the back of a car that has got a shield on it. He's pedalling all the time, he has a release lanyard which he releases. He has got to keep pedalling as he comes past our speed trap where we time to a thousand of a second and that's converted to speed."
W/S Motorcyclist does headstand
M/S Crowd
C/U Welcome sign
W/S Flags
M/S Chequered flag waving
British cyclist Neil Campbell broke the men's cycling speed record at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire on Saturday.
Using a Porsche Cayenne pace car, Campbell managed to go as fast as 280 km/h (174 mph) on breaking the previous record set in 1995.
"The current record is 166.9 mile (269 km/h) an hour which was set by Fred Rompelberg in Bonneville Salt Flats in America," said Campbell prior to his attempt.
The overall cycling speed record in slipstream of 296.009 km/h (183.931 mph) is currently held by a woman, Denise Mueller-Koronek.