MND suffer Jason Liversidge takes on a shed load of new challenges

Inspirational motorneurone disease sufferer Jason Liversidge has been preparing to make it into the Guinness World Records.

Thursday, 18th October 2018, 1:23 pm
Updated Friday, 19th October 2018, 8:58 am
Jason was the first official passenger in a shed, doing 102.810 mph at Elvington Airfield on Tuesday. Picture by Kevin Greene

Last year he came up with the “outrageous idea” to achieve the fastest distance over a mile in an electric wheelchair.

This means that he will have to achieve a speed of 55mph but according to his wife Liz Liversidge, "he is hoping to smash that and go above 100mph."

Specialist vehicle firm Indra have worked with Jason to create a bespoke wheelchair that he will complete his record attempt in.

The former Scarborough College student, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease nearly five years ago, has undertaken a number of daring challenges including abseiling of the Humber bridge more recently, abseiling into the 110-ft deep Lancaster Hole.

The world record attempt was planned to be completed on Tuesday but was postponed due to a technical issue with one of the motors.

Despite this, Jason did not let the opportunity pass by and completed another amazing feat by being the first official passenger in a shed, doing 102.810 mph at Elvington Airfield, York.

Jason lived in Scarborough and went to Scarborough College.