Weedy performance for Guy’s record bid
Guy Martin’s pedal- powered water speed record attempt has run aground at the first practice event.
The former TT racer is planning to break the human-powered water speed world record at Lincoln’s Brayford Pool and was practising hard last week. But a large number of weeds saw the intrepid TV star grounded while a team is called in to tackle the sub-surface greenery.
The attempt is part of a new Speed series expected to be aired later this year. The 34-year-old will also attempt to break records in a Transit van, a pedal-powered blimp that he’ll fly across the Channel, and a Triumph Rocket III Streamliner.
Huge crowds gathered at Brayford to witness the runs, but Guy was obviously struggling with conditions as his pace was alarmingly pedestrian.
In a brief message passed on from Channel 4, Guy told fans: “Ta for the support, I look forward to having another crack at it down the line.”
Workmen had been called in to try to clear the pool, but they could not shift enough in time for the speed attempt to go ahead. The harbourmaster blamed the hot weather in July for the tangle of underwater weeds.
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