Weedy per­for­mance for Guy’s record bid

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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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Looks like those pesky swans are coming up fast down the out­side there Guy… Once the weeds have been dredged Guy will be back It’s the lat­est in Guy’s string of world record at­tempts for C4’s Speed show + Ul­ster GP preview – get the in­side line

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