World Record Attempt at the Mobility Roadshow

UPDATE: Steve Tarrant Set to Announce Epic 2014 ‘JoGLE’ Record-Breaking Attempt

Image of Steve Tarrant in a bright orange jumpsuit, sitting on his mobility scooter

Event Ambassador Steve Tarrant To Announce New World Record Attempt at 30th Mobility Roadshow

World Record breaking champion Steve Tarrant has announced he intends to break yet another epic record. Steve is set to officially announce his new challenge at the 30th Anniversary Mobility Roadshow. Steve, 51, will attempt to beat the current record for The “JoGLE” Challenge – travelling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in the shortest time ever, whilst travelling on his mobility scooter.

Steve is no stranger to speed, when in mid-2012 he zoomed past previous record-holders to gain the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance ever travelled in 24 hours on a mobility scooter.

However, his next challenge is far more daunting than his previous speed attempts. The current record stands at 24 days and 9 hours, and as Steve attempts to beat this result it will see him on the road for a number of weeks.

When interviewed, Steve stated:
“In terms of my next world record challenge, JoGLE presents a really exciting opportunity to push myself even further than the 2012 attempt.”

Steve will be taking the record-breaking challenge on his TGA Vita X scooter – renowned for its reliability and durability, the 8mph scooter features innovative suspension for each wheel and is cited as being the perfect “off-road” scooter. The suspension will allow Steve to remain study as he mounts and dismounts pavements and curbs, hopefully shaving vital time off the current record.

Steve will not only be breaking-records with his legendary record-breaking road trip, but will also be raising money for both Accessible Motorsport and the MacMillan Cancer Support team.

Catch Steve’s announcement on TGA’s stand at the 30th Anniversary Mobility Roadshow, held on 27th of June 2013 at the Telford International Centre.

Update 2012: Steve breaks the World Record!

The Mobility Roadshow had awful weather but Steve braved the rain and mud to complete his self imposed challenge and created an extraordinary new world record!

Steve on a scooter waving and covered in mud!
Steve Tarrant now holds the world record for making the longest journey on a mobility scooter in a 24hr period. Steve managed to stay awake, warm and focussed on the task in hand for a full 24 hours. He had no sleep and went drove on throughout the night, achieving a distance of 173.287miles (278.88km).

All in all the record distance was 830 laps of the Peterborough Arena Speedway Track.

 

An impressive achievement! Steve’s Just Giving page is still open for congratulatory messages and donations here:

http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Tarrant

World Record Attempt at the Mobility Roadshow 2012

Steve on a yellow mobility scooter attempting the world record attempt Follow Me on Pinterest

The Mobility Roadshow 2012 takes place between 21st-23rd June 2012 in Peterborough and is bound to be a hugely popular event as previous year’s have shown. This popularity will definitely buoyed by the news that Steve Tarrant, a passionate motorsport fan will be attempting a world record at the event. Steve, from Dorset, is attempting to travel the furthest distance ever in 24 hours on a mobility scooter and hopes to break all previous records with his attempt.

Fans of motorsport will already know of Steve as he is an extremely inspiring motorsport marshal who survived a crash of his own at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2000. Steve’s accident was near fatal and he lost one of his legs above the knee, in addition to other injuries when a racing car collided with him whilst he was marshaling at the finish line. However, the accident didn’t destroy his love for the sport. In fact, he still marshals around 30 to 40 events a year including well known races such as Le mancs 24, Goodwood meetings and the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta.

In partnership with TGA who will be providing the mobility scooter, Steve is hoping to beat the current Guinness World Record, which was set in May 2011. The last record was set at the Mobility Roadshow in 2011 and the record holder achieved a breathtaking 154 miles in 13 hours and 50 minutes. However, Steve told reporters that he was ‘ready for anything’ and that he had calculated that ‘approximately 750 laps are required to beat the record.’ Remaining optimistic seems to be a great tactic and with the Speedway at the Peterborough Arena described as perfect, there’s every chance he could smash the record.


Starting at 2PM on 21st June 2012, and finishing 24 hours later, I will be attempting to break the “furthest distance completed aboard a mobility scooter within 24 hours” Guinness world record at the Peterborough Speedway track during the 2012 Mobility Roadshow.


The current record is 154 miles, set in May 2011, and my intention is to try and set the record at 200+ miles.

Good luck Steve from all at the Trabasack team, we will be taking a break from our stand M7 in the Mobility Marketplace at the roadshow to spur him on.

Steve is raising money for the Royal British Legion and Accessible Motorsport. To help Steve’s fundraising attempt please sponsor him here http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Tarrant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: Steve breaks the World Record!

The Mobility Roadshow had awful weather but Steve braved the rain and mud to complete his self imposed challenge and created an extraordinary new world record!

Steve on a scooter waving and covered in mud! Follow Me on Pinterest
Steve Tarrant now holds the world record for making the longest journey on a mobility scooter in a 24hr period. Steve managed to stay awake, warm and focussed on the task in hand for a full 24 hours. He had no sleep and went drove on throughout the night, achieving a distance of 173.287miles (278.88km).

All in all the record distance was 830 laps of the Peterborough Arena Speedway Track.

 

An impressive achievement! Steve’s Just Giving page is still open for congratulatory messages and donations here:

http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Tarrant

 

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