The ocean cycling world of Yvon Le Caer

by Eric Shalit on November 17, 2010

Yvon Le Caer

My friend Dottie Batho sent me a link to the website of Yvon Le Caer, who developed and rode his AquaCycle from the Bahamas to Florida in 1981, and also crossed the Western English Channel in 1985. As a result, he appears in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The official Yvon Le Caer website says his athletic career was cut short in 1986 by a hit & run driver. I assumed that meant he’d gone to live with the fishes, but further research show he’s very much alive and resides somewhere in Florida.

Click here to read a terrific interview and see lots of photos at

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Katryn November 20, 2010 at 7:57 am

This is an amazing cycling and human story. Quite a great man we have here, isn’t it? I truly love this post and greatly enjoyed visiting Yvon Le Caer’s website, as well as reading that excellent Bikehacks’ interview you mention above. Thanks to Dottie Batho for suggesting such a wonderful and inspiring story to you and, of course, thanks to you Eric for sharing it with us and also “airing” it so professionally… with such a beautiful image.


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