Rocket propelled bicycle beats a Ferrari!


Last week, Francois Gissy strapped rockets to a bicycle and reached 333 km/h (207 mph) in a little under five seconds.

On Monday, October 7, 2013 at Interlaken’s airfield there was a new speed record attempt for a rocket-propelled bicycle. The (very short!) track proved challenging but there was a first test run of 175 km/h. Not bad at all. With the 2013 record standing at 263 km/h there was still a way to go though.

The incredible speed of 285 km/h was finally reached in just 6.7 seconds. The quarter-mile was covered in about 7.3 seconds too. Wow, on bike tyres and brakes that’s some achievement!