Recordbreaker Tarrant sets his sights on a new world best


Steve Tarrant, the marshal who lost his leg in a finish line crash at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2000, is to attempt another world record.

Last year, in torrential rain, the 51-year old set a new best for the distance covered in 24 hours on a mobility scooter.

He was also selected as a medal-bearing Games Maker for the Olympics and Paralympic sailing events in Weymouth, received a Big Society Award from David Cameron and appeared on the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year

Now he is set to tackle Land's End to John O'Groats in 2014 in another record bid dubbed JoGLE. The current best is 24 days and nine hours, mainly due to the limited speed and charge range of mobility scooters.

Tarrant said: "In terms of my next world record challenge, JoGLE presents a really exciting opportunity to push myself even further than the 2012 attempt."

The world record attempt will raise funds for Accessible Motorsport, a not-for-profit motorsport organisation for disabled drivers, and the charity MacMillan Cancer Support who cared for Tarrant's late mother.

Tarrant will be officially announcing his plans on the TGA stand at the 30th Anniversary Mobility Roadshow in Telford from 27-29 June.

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