Pure Motorcycling Road Racing fan favourite Guy Martin has also managed to endear himself to cyclists.

Martin rode a custom made bicycle to a top speed of 181km/h, smashing the previous record by almost 50km/h.

Martin was towed to 85km/h before being releasd where he then followed a wind break mounted to a truck driven at speed.

The attempt was featured as part of Martin’s new TV show, “Speed with Guy Martin”.

The 32-yer-old IOM TT motorcycle racer has become a mainstream favourite thanks to his quirky nature and turn of phrase.

The unassuming truck mechanic has become the most unlikely of celebrities, seemingly, throught just being himself in a way that seems, on television at least, so alien and outside of the norm’, that viewers found him a thoroughly appealing and interesting character.

Rarely seen without a cup of tea in hand, the Lincolnshire resident has a number of IOM TT podiums under his belt but is yet to claim the top step on the podium. He did however score a hat-trick of wins at the Ulster GP in 2013.

Stoke-On-Trent bicycle shop proprietor, Jason Rourke, built the 10kg machine from two aluminium frames, it has a single gear and runs on Continental laminated tyres.

All the bike's materials, except the tyres, were sourced from the UK. The vehicle has just one gear which allows the bike go up to 130mph. It uses Continental laminated tyres  The bike is made up of two aluminium wheel frames one tailor-made lightweight steel frame measuring 22inches x 22 inches (56cm x 56cm). The entire bike weighs 22lbs (10kg)

All the bike’s materials, except the tyres, were sourced from the UK.
The vehicle has just one gear which allows the bike go up to 130mph.
It uses Continental laminated tyres
The bike is made up of two aluminium wheel frames one tailor-made lightweight steel frame measuring 22inches x 22 inches (56cm x 56cm).
The entire bike weighs 22lbs (10kg)

Truck driver Dave Jenkins said: 'It was exciting to take part, but I was also aware of the risks involved. I was conscious of what could happen if things went wrong with someone cycling so close to the rear of the truck'

Truck driver Dave Jenkins said: ‘It was exciting to take part, but I was also aware of the risks involved. I was conscious of what could happen if things went wrong with someone cycling so close to the rear of the truck’

Bike Builder, Jason Rourke, "'I made the bike in the workshop over 10 days and welded the steel frame together and brazed it as well.  'It wasn't a particularly light bike because that's not what we were focusing on. We needed to make sure it was strong and the tyres actually were quite thick as we needed extra tread to grip with."

Bike Builder, Jason Rourke, “‘I made the bike in the workshop over 10 days and welded the steel frame together and brazed it as well.
‘It wasn’t a particularly light bike because that’s not what we were focusing on. We needed to make sure it was strong and the tyres actually were quite thick as we needed extra tread to grip with.”

More can be found on the UK’s Daily Mail website here.

Guy Martin capped off a tremendous first season with Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing, when he took the final international Superbike race victory of the year at the Ulster Grand Prix in Northern Ireland late last year.

Guy Martin capped off a tremendous first season with Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing, when he took the final international Superbike race victory of the year at the Ulster Grand Prix in Northern Ireland late last year.