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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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