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Video: Channel Islander uses pedal power to get from Guernsey to Herm

It took Graham Glass 40 minutes to cycle 4.75km on Boaty McBikeFace between the two islands

 

A man in the Channel Islands who is raising money for charity has used pedal power to get from Guernsey to Herm.

Graham Glass is believed to be the first person ever to have cycled between the two islands.

He undertook the 4.75, kilometre, 40-minute voyage on Saturday morning on a craft he had built with his friends and which was named Boaty McBikeFace.

The group, who came up with the idea in the pub, are participating in a charity event next year called the Tour de Sez.

The event aims to raise money for the charity the Sarah Groves Foundation, set up by the parents of a woman murdered in Kashmir, India in 2013 at the age of 24 and which aims to enhance young people’s lives.

Established in 2014, the first edition of the Tour de Sez saw 50 cyclists ride from St Malo to Paris, raising £60,000 for the charity.

Last year, 63 riders cycled from St Malo to Bilbao, and raised £200,000.

Next year’s edition will see around 100 cyclists ride from St Malo to Amsterdam, a distance of 750 miles.

Graham's island-hop on Saturday has so far raised almost £2,000 on Just Giving.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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