Steve Tarrant is not only a respected Motorsport Marshall in the UK, but also all around the world. Steve was famously hit by a Formula 1 car, travelling at over 100mph, whilst marshalling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2000.
After this near-fatal accident, he suffered multiple serious injuries and also lost one of his legs above the knee. Since his terrible accident, Steve has continued to marshal between 30-40 motorsport events around the world every year and is a very well-known personality in the motorsport community.
This June, Steve is going to attempt to establish a new Guinness World Record for ‘The greatest distance travelled in 24 hours by a mobility scooter’. The attempt will take place at this year’s Mobility Roadshow on the Speedway Ring at the Peterborough Arena.
Bluebird Care are very proud to be sponsoring Steve for this Guinness World Record attempt and will have a team of experienced Care Workers from the Peterborough & Rutland office present during this time to offer as much help and support as he needs.
The previous record was set at last year’s Mobility Roadshow by Jackie Weeden and was set at 154 miles (247.84 km). Steve has worked out that it will take approximately 750 laps to beat that record but plans to set the new record at 200 miles or above.
The Mobility Roadshow is on the 21st, 22nd & 23rd June 2012 but Steve’s 24 hour attempt will take place between 2pm on Thursday 21st June and 2pm on Friday 22nd June.
As well as trying to break the current record, Steve is also raising money for 2 very worthy causes. One of these is Accessible Motorsport, an organisation that helps less able people enjoy motor racing and also The Royal British Legion.
For those that wish to sponsor Steve for this Guinness World Record attempt, for The Royal British Legion, donate at www.justgiving.com/steve-tarrant and for Accessible Motorsport, send a PayPal donation to email@example.com .
Everyone at Bluebird Care wishes Steve the best of luck in his attempt and has every confidence that he will smash the record.