Briton Neil Campbell set a new European cycle speed record when he clocked 217.7km/h at the Elvington Airfield in England today.
Campbell, 42, an architect by profession, became the British and Commonwealth speed record holder after reaching 183.5km/h in May 2016.
Today he managed to break the previous European record of 204.3km/h set by Frenchman Jose Meiffret in Germany in 1962.
In pursuit of the record, Campbell rode on a £10 000 custom-built bicycle behind a pace car before dropping the rope and passing through two timing gates 200m apart.
The world cycle speed record stands at 268.8km/h and was set by Dutchman Fred Rompelberg in Utah, USA, in 1995.