Bournemouth man Steve Tarrant is preparing to take on the iconic journey from John OGroats, in the far north of Scotland, to Lands End in the far south west of England. The 51 year old motorsport marshal hopes to break the current world record of 24 days and nine hours.
Steve plans to launch his record attempt from the TGA stand of this years Mobility Roadshow event, to be held at Telfords International Centre between the 27th and the 29th of June 2013. His weapon of choice for the epic journey will be TGAs Vita X mobility scooter.
Steves story is already an inspirational one. In 2000 he was acting as a race marshal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed when driver John Dawson-Damer suffered a cardiac arrest at the wheel. His Lotus careered into a marshal gantry, killing himself and a marshal at the scene. Steve Tarrant was badly injured in the accident and subsequently lost a leg.
Despite the horrific crash back in 2000, Steve continues to marshal the British Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. As well as launching his world record bid from the Mobility Roadshow, Steve Tarrant is also an ambassador for the event.
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By Help Mobility Team