Simon having been suffering from back issues over the last few weeks has had the all clear to do the channel crossing .
The crossing which has a week window for favourable conditions from the Friday 18 June until 25 June .The crossing is in aid of Surfers Against Sewage and the group are hoping to raise 10k for the charity. www.sas.org.uk
Matt(Simons relay partner) and Simon Have been training hard for the Channel paddle surfing from West Wittering up to 15 miles in a session to get fit and make sure they have enough water skills to dodge the many tankers and ferries that use the waters between Dover and Calais .They will be using 14 ft boards specifically designed for distance paddle surfing.
The official crossing organised by SAS and BSUPA will also be a first for the attempt on Guinness Book of Records to set the fastest time .In total 4 riders will taking part Elliot Dudley Paddlesurf Champion from Cardiff and Jock Patterson Paddlesurf Overall winner 2009 from Brighton.
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More information on the attempt will be on http://www.2xs.co.uk/
Photo: Simon Bassett on left, Matt Argyle on right (http://www.2xs.co.uk/)