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.

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