OS Jason Liversidge sets UK wheelchair speed record

Jason Liversidge (1984-1992) was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 when he was 37. He has undertaken a number of challenges which have been so impressive – in 2017 he became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon in an electric wheelchair  (see OSA news item August 2nd 2017).

His latest challenge was to reach a world wheelchair record speed of 62mph. In a practice session he set a new UK time trial record of 59.064mph, whilst he was getting to grips with the wheelchair.

This is a superb achievement and we wish him well on his attempt at the world record.

Do read the BBC article available on http://ow.ly/JyRD50BmL5E   or https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-54094818