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Rocket bike sets 207mph speed record

12 November 2014 Last updated at 08:52 GMT

Need a way of making that trip to school a tad quicker - how about a rocket-powered bike?

Francois Gissy used a home-made rocket-propelled bicycle to reach 207 miles per hour on a racetrack.

It took him just 4.8 seconds to reach the record speed.

Francois believes he can achieve 250mph on his next run on the vehicle.

"It's extremely intense," he told the BBC following Sunday's ride.

"At the moment [of riding] it's very scary - there's no pleasure like you would get from a motorcycle.

"But when you stop, you think - yes, that was amazing."