26/06/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Paralympian sets handcycle world record

4c94a206-86c8-40ab-b553-8247f1fd5813

Paralympian Mel Nicholls has set a new world record for handcycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Mel completed the challenge with the help of Marquis Leisure, who sponsored her and provided a Benimar Tessoro 494 motorhome during the attempt.

Though the attempt is still to be officially verified, Mel completed her trip in six days, 22 hours and 18 minutes, arriving in John O’Groats at 3.11am on Thursday 20 June. The current female world record stood at 11 days; Mel’s target was actually nine days so she surpassed her own expectations.

The Tessoro 494 motorhome was large enough to store her handcycle in the large rear garage when not in use, and also had space to carry support bikes and her crew.

 

 

 

 

News

26/06/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Al-Ko has appointed E&P UK as its official distributor and support centre for the HY4 system in the UK ...


April 2019 MMM competition winners

Here's a list of winners for the April 2019 MMM competitions and puzzles ...


Vehicles for sale at Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show

Download the full stock list of all new & used models for sale


NCC Approved Workshop Scheme welcomes 500th member

The National Caravan Council’s Approved Workshop Scheme has hit a major milestone after the five-hundredth ...


Other News

The new Ducato Electric is set for release in 2020 ...


VW reveals update on the new California 6.1 campervan

Volkswagen has revealed a few details about its new California 6.1 campervan ahead of its official launch ...


Rimor launches new Evo motorhome range

Rimor's new Evo range includes the 77 Plus, which has a rear u-shaped lounge ...


RP Motorhomes expands into caravans

RP Motorhomes have secured a partnership with BeauEr ...