Steve Tarrant presented with scooter he achieved 190-mile challenge on

Bournemouth Echo: Steve Tarrant presented with scooter he achieved 190-mile challenge on Steve Tarrant presented with scooter he achieved 190-mile challenge on

WORLD-record breaking motorsport marshal Steve Tarrant has been presented with the mobility scooter he drove to achieve his feat.

Steve Tarrant, who holds the record for the greatest distance covered in 24 hours on a mobility scooter, has been given the scooter he used to complete the epic 190-mile challenge at Goodwood Motorsport Circuit in May.

The 56-year-old from Poole, who became disabled following a motorsport accident in 2000 that resulted in the loss of a leg and multiple injuries, was given the scooter by TGA at company headquarters in Suffolk.

He has managed to rebuild his life after this near tragic experience and continues to marshal internationally at events such as Le Mans 24 Hours and Petit Le Mans, Atlanta.

Steve was also a medal bearing Games Maker during the Olympics and Paralympics that led to a Big Society Award from David Cameron.

He thanked TGA for all their support adding: “They have allowed me to discover yet again what I am capable of.

“Since my accident I continue to ‘rediscover myself’ and this latest challenge tested me to the limits.

“It was an amazing experience and on a daily basis, my TGA scooter will be a lifeline for independence around Poole or marshalling at motorsport events.”

Managing director of TGA, Daniel Stone, said: “You cannot fail to admire him. He has been a pleasure to work with on the world record challenge and we look forward to supporting him in the future.”

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5:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Lewcee says...

Excellent! Lewcee
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