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Channel Crossing

BCC Fastest Pedal-Powered Channel Crossing Thursday 4th October 2018. They have broken the record with 6hrs 39mins confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Chris Smith Honorary Treasurer of Berkhamsted Cycling Club video presentation on 14th July 2020 to Berkhamsted Rotary Club of Michael and Graham’s Pedal Powered Channel Crossing Guinness World Record on 4th October 2018.


Michael Gower Zoom video talk 4th June 2020 on the adventure with BCC members.


Interview with French TV (French 3)



Radio interview with Nick Coffer (BBC 3 Counties Radio)



Their voyage…

And on Strava here

Final adjustments
Leaving Dover
Foggy in the shipping lanes
The French beaches and finished!

The attempt is to break the existing Guinness Book of World Records “Fastest Pedal-Powered Channel Crossing” which was set on 21st May 2002 by Paul Tucker at 7 Hours 6 minutes.

This attempt was successfully made using the purpose-built, tandem pedal-powered catamaran “Dominic” ridden by Michael Gower and Graham Earl, two members of Berkhamsted Cycling Club.


Training on the Grand Union Canal (with a pub just passed the next bridge).