Cyclist Sets World Record for Highest Speed

Playing Man Wants to Break Own World Record for Fastest Men's Cycling Speed

A cyclist set a world record when he biked more than 174 mph over the weekend. 

Briton Neil Campbell set the new Guinness men's world cycling speed record on Saturday in England.

Using a $18,000 bike with a parachute attached, he beat the previous record of 167 mph that was set in 1995. He was pulled to the speed by a Porsche Cayenne.

The record-setter said he hopes next year he can hit 200 mph.

“We want to, in fact we think we can do 220-plus. So hence the hashtag 220 in 2020,” Campbell said, per Reuters.

RELATED STORIES 

After Deadly Bus Accident, Cyclists Warned Against Wearing Giant Headphones

Motorcyclist Seen on Highway in Panda Costume: 'So Many Questions'

Motorcyclist Miraculously Survives Fiery Crash Into Dump Truck