New Guinness World Record™

Published: 22/05/2019

This month, Bluebird Care sponsored Steve Tarrant as he attempted to set a new Guineess World Record™ for ‘The greatest distance travelled in 24 hours by a mobility scooter’.

This month, Bluebird Care sponsored Steve Tarrant as he attempted to set a new Guineess World Record™for  ‘The greatest distance travelled in 24 hours by a mobility scooter’.  The attempt took place at this year’s Mobility Roadshow on the Speedway Ring at the Peterborough Arena. It started at 2pm on Thursday 21st June and finished at 2pm on Friday 22nd June.

As well as sponsorship, Bluebird Care (Peterborough & Rutland) were also able to send some supporters along in the form of Director, Tim Carey and some of the Care Workers. They were present to cheer Steve on during the attempt and offer any support required during this time.

Steve Tarrant is a well known Motorsport Marshall that was sadly involved in a near-fatal accident at the Goodwood festival of Speed in 2000. He was hit by a Formula 1 car, travelling at over 100mph and as well as suffering multiple serious injuries, Steve also lost one of his legs. Steve has not let any of this hold him back though and still continues to marshall at 30-40 motorsport events around the world.

The previous record was set at last year’s Mobility Roadshow by Jackie Weeden and was set at 154 miles (247.84 km). Despite the horrendous weather conditions for the whole period and the lack of sleep, Steve Tarrant managed to complete 830 laps of the Speedway Ring on his TGA Mobility Scooter during the 24 hour period, which equated to 175 miles so he beat the previous record by almost 20 miles. This means he was successful in setting a new Guinness World Record™.

Steve insists that he would have been able to do a lot more if it wasn’t for the constant wind and rain but there is no doubt that he has set a very high target if anyone was to attempt to break the record again next year.

Steve Tarrant with Tim Carey and Peterborough Care Workers