Rewind: Guy Martin world record attempt trial in Lincoln

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Crowds have gathered around Brayford Wharf in Lincoln to cheer on TV adrenaline junkie Guy Martin, as he prepares for a new world record attempt.

Lincolnshire’s own famous daredevil will take to the River Witham on a specially made hydrofoil, which is a boat which has its hull out of the water for greater speed.

Guy will be rehearsing the record attempt throughout the afternoon of Wednesday, July 27, zooming through the centre of the city.

The official attempt will be made on the Brayford on Thursday, July 28, and will be filmed by Channel 4 crews for his new series Speed with Guy Martin.

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27th July 2016 11:53am

Here is a quick catch-up with the latest updates from our reporters on the Brayford:

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The excitement is building on the Brayford as fans of the Lincolnshire adrenaline junkie look out for action. 

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Here is Guy Martin when he arrived in Lincoln earlier this morning

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Setting up the course: They’re organising the buoys in the water

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People lining up on the Brayford in anticipation of Guy Martin’s record attempt practice

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Sneak peek at Guy Martin’s hydrofoil snapped by reader Kay Hayden

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University bridge also packed with people hoping to see Guy Martin’s attempt practice

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Guy’s getting on his hydrofoil now

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Here is Guy all geared up for the practice run

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Here is a closer look at Guy’s hydrofoil developed with the University of Lincoln and a host of local companies.

It pays to have the long zoom lens – out photographer on the Hilton bar terrace

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Helmet on! Almost ready to go! 

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“Every time I’ve seen Guy today he’s had a brew in his hand,” says our reporter on the scene today.

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Guy’s on the hydrofoil now – we’ll be livestreaming on our Facebook page when it’s on!

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Guy is in the water

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Here is Guy having a go on his hydrofoil

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Smile for the cameras, Guy, and don’t forget to wave at your fans

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He’s having a second practice now and we’re live on our Facebook page

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From the first practice run

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And the second go at the hydrofoil on the Brayford

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Oh, Guy!

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Close-ups of Guy’s second practice on the hydrofoil

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Looks like there is another contraption Guy will be testing

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Some more angles of Guy’s practice this lunch time 

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Another contraption you can check out on the Brayford

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Still plenty of people on the Brayford watching out for Guy Martin

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This duck is currently awaiting to race Guy Martin on his hydrofoil 

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A closer look at Guy’s second hydrofoil

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Guy Martin is having his lunch break now so he should be back in about an hour.