What has two pedals and can reach speeds over 200 MPH? That would be the bicycle designed by Arnold Neracher that was piloted to near warp speed by François Gissy this past Friday at the Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in South of France. The term bicycle may be a bit of a stretch, but it can be propelled using human power alone. It just also happens to have a rocket built into the frame that set a new world record after racing a 1/4 mile in under 7 seconds and topping out at 333 km/h or 207 mph.
Catch the insanity after the jump…
From Swiss Rocket Man:
On November 7th of 2014, on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in South of France, François Gissy has reached an incredible speed of 333 km/h on the rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. More than 300 km/h on a skinny and completely stripped bicycle, this is amazing, and crazy! Who thought that one day a daredevil on a bicycle, with a rocket under the saddle, could travel the quarter mile in less than 7 seconds?
Data of the fastest run set on 7 November 2014:
Peak speed: 333 km/h (207 mph) attained after around 250 meters
Design: Arnold Neracher
Rider: François Gissy
Exotic Thermo Engineering would like to thank:
The staff of the Circuit Paul Ricard
Daily Planet – Discovery Channel / Exploration Production Inc.
France Télévisions – France 3 Côte d’Azur / Var
Scai-tech Aero Mr.Alain Ferri
And all people, friends and family members who have helped us.