Fastest Electric Wheelchair in the World

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Fastest Electronic Wheelchair in the World | Inspirational ‘adrenaline junkie’ Jason Liversidge has beaten the World Record for the fastest motorised wheelchair.

The dad-of-two, of Rise, near Skirlaugh, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 which left him completely paralysed from the neck down. His illness has not held him back after a list of incredible achievements in the following years which include climbing Mount Snowdon in a wheelchair and abseiling off the Humber Bridge.

Over the last few years Jason has set his sights on breaking the record for the fastest electric wheelchair and on Sunday (September 27) he achieved just that. Beating the old record of 60mph, Jason raced down Elvington Airfield, near York, reaching a speed of 66.82mph.

Jason’s wife Liz said her husband had done “absolutely amazing”. She said: “That would be an achievement for anyone – but for someone who is almost completely immobile, it really is one hell of an achievement. “He’s absolutely thrilled, and I’m so, so proud of him. It’s been a very emotional day.”

Weeks before setting out on his latest world record attempt Jason told Hull Live he wanted to leave a legacy for his two daughters. Speaking via email, Jason said: “I have always had a passion for speed. I can no longer drive a car or ride a motorbike; however, I can drive an electric wheelchair.”

He added: “I am keen to set a world record because I want to leave a legacy for my girls.

“To be a world beater would mean a lot to me, equally as important is to raise awareness of motor neurone disease and the fact disability shouldn’t stop people.”

Jason has dreamed of breaking the world record for three years and his wife Liz admitted that watching him do it was “nerve-racking”.

After Jason's Magnificent effort, we decided to go further and donate to this amazing cause. Well done to everybody involved!

Follow Jason’s story as he continues raising awareness and funds on Just Giving 

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