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70mph motorised shed attempts World Record at Elvington

Motorised shed reached 70.767mph Photo: Worldreach PR

An event at Elvington airfield near York saw World Record attempts by competitors using a jet-powered shopping trolley, a motorised garden shed and one of the most powerful motorbikes in the world.

Spectators at the Motorcycle World Wheelie Championship and Top Speed event saw the garden shed - a two ton, steel frame concoction with a 4-wheel drive Volkswaagen Passat inside - which took seven months to build.

Jet-powered shopping trolley managed a top speed of 55.8575mph Credit: Worldreach PR

30 of the world's top wheelie people competed in the event with representatives from Finland, France, Holland, Ireland, Sweden, UK, US taking part.

Thousands of spectators looked on as bikers speed on the back wheel for a kilometre bidding to be the wheelie world champion.

Here are the exact results of the top three:

  • Gary Rothwell riding a Hayabusa Turbo 197.879 MPH
  • Egbert Van Popta from Holland riding a Hayabusa Turbo 195.805 MPH
  • Paddy O'Sullivan form Ireland riding a Suzuki GSXR 189.822 MPH
  • The fastest person was the UK's fastest woman Beckie Ellis from Scunthorpe.

Here are the results of the top three, all from the UK, riding the most powerful bikes:

  • Becci Ellis riding a Hayabusa Turbo 259.542 MPH
  • Jack Frost from Holland riding a Hayabusa Turbo 254.457 MPH
  • Les Marsh, Europe's fastest grandad biker, from Cleveland riding a Hayabusa Turbo 245.622 MPH
  • There were a whole range of strange vehicles were put through their paces for the top speed section. They included a jet powered shopping cart, a motorised garden shed, the worlds fastest toilet and one of the most powerful motorbikes in the world at 8,000 CC.

The top speeds for some of these unusual vehicles were:

  • The motorised, shed designed, built and driven by Kevin Nicks form Oxfordshire did a top speed of 70.7670 MPH
  • The jet powered shopping trolley, designed, built and driven by Matt LcKeown form Plymouth, did a top speed of 55.8575 MPH
  • The Millyard Viper V10 8 driven / rode by Allen Millyard form Berkshire, who took five years and £30,000 to design and build the bike, reached a top speed of 182.511 MPH

There is no official top speed registered for the worlds fastest toilet as it was just taken for a run out.