Man’s Le Mans style 24 hour scooter trek ends in Louth

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YOU’VE heard of the Le Mans 24-hour race, but never before a 24-hour mobility scooter race with the finish line in Louth.

Martyn Weller, of York, raised over £700 for Disability Action Yorkshire by racing from the company’s Harrogate headquarters to their holiday lodge at Kenwick Park, some 125 miles away!

Martyn, a spina bifida sufferer, wanted to highlight the everyday problems encountered by disabled people whilst raising the cash.

His trek saw him encounter the Humber Bridge and wild weather and he needed two mobility scooters so he could keep going as the batteries ran out.

He averaged 5.2 miles per hour and was ably supported by the Mobility Partnership who provided the equipment for his challenge.

“The challenge couldn’t really have gone better, there were no real downsides apart from a huge downpour of rain on a very long stretch of road with no shelter,” said Martyn.

“There were many high spots including crossing the Humber Bridge and the real sense of achievement when I crossed the finishing line at 3pm on Sunday.”