Tim Fitzhigham's crossing of the Channel in a bathtub (to Folkestone, of course) is features on Paramount Comedy here, but double Olympic champion James Cracknell is aiming to be the fastest man to paddle across the Channel, on a surfboard.
He's going to raise 60k for charity when he leaves the beach at Folkestone on the 5th of September. [[More from the BBC.
This is my site The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.