Briton Neil Campbell announced today that he will attempt to break the 268.76km/h world cycling speed record at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, England, in August.
The 45-year-old European cycling speed record holder (239.792km/h) will use a Porsche Cayenne and need a parachute to stop as he will have to drop from 112.654km/h to 0km/h in 400m.
Campbell, who is also the British and Commonwealth bicycle speed record holder, will be on a custom-built bike fitted with the above-mentioned parachute.
The announcement was made during a demo ride at the Bespoked handmade bike show in Bristol, England, today.
Watch a video of Campbell’s record-breaking ride in 2018: