Goodwood to host 24-hour mobility scooter World Record attempt


Steve Tarrant, a 53-year-old race marshal, will attempt to travel further than anyone has ever travelled before... on a mobility scooter!

Tarrant, from Poole, Dorset, lost his leg in a marshalling accident 14 years ago but has remained a true motorsport fan and continued to oversee races at some of the world's most famous circuits.

The World Record attempt will take place at 1800 on Saturday May 17 at the famous Goodwood racing circuit, where Tarrant will pilot his TGA Breeze S4 GT mobility scooter for 24 hours straight.

This isn't the first time heroic Steve has attempted to roll into the World Record books, as he previously succeeded in breaking the existing 170-mile distance record for the distance covered in 24 hours, only to see his efforts disqualified by officials on a technicality.

Steve, who was presented with a Big Society Award from David Cameron for his involvement in the 1012 Olympics, is determined to succeed this time as he plans to complete a staggering 200 miles in the allocated time period.

He said: "It's fantastic to have such an historic location as Goodwood to make this record attempt. The course I'll be using is a hard Tarmac surface, which will provide a consistent level of grip throughout the day and night and should put me in good shape to break the record.

"In theory, 215 miles is the maximum distance possible on a 10mph vehicle, so 200 is quite ambitious. Reliability permitting, however, I'd say I'm in good shape."

Spectators are welcome to come along and show their support from 1800-1900 on Saturday and after 0800 on Sunday.