François Gissy Breaks Speed Record by Hitting 207 MPH On a Rocket-Powered Bicycle

By: | November 17th, 2014


Daredevil Frenchman François Gissy has broken the speed record for highest speed ever on a rocket-powered bicycle, hitting 207 miles per hour at a French racetrack.

Gissy’s elongated bike had a rocket powered by hydrogen-peroxide strapped to the back of it and screamed off the line, easily leaving a Ferrari behind on the track.

According to CBC, the bicycle reached its peak speed in merely 4.8 seconds.

Gissy revealed to Gizmag that with the intense wind that came with riding at 207 miles per hour, he’s “lucky [his] head is still bolted on [his] body.”



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