Jason Liversidge sets mobility vehicle world speed record
Back in June 2018 SIP Build UK (Frame Build UK’s
sister company) where amongst the first to try and help Jason make his dream a reality. Chris Duckworth MD of SIP Build UK had been at school with Jason and having seen the circumstances and determination of Jason decided we had to help even if it was in a small way of donation.
Jason Liversidge, who has motor neurone disease, reached nearly 67mph (108km/h) at Elvington Airfield, near York.
The father of two, from Rise in East Yorkshire, had been aiming for the record for about three years.
The world speed record for an electric all-terrain mobility vehicle was previously 62mph.
His wife Liz said: “I think it is safe to say he feels amazing. We just want to thank everyone who has been involved – it’s been a long road, but here’s finally got there.
“Everybody has done a fantastic job.”
Mr Liversidge, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 when he was 37, previously said he wanted “to leave a legacy for his little girls” and raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Mrs Liversidge said: “Jason has always been a bit of an adrenaline junkie. He loved fast motorbikes when he was well. He’s skied all his life.
“He can’t ride motorbikes now and he can’t drive a car, so for him it seems a practical solution.”
As supporters of Jason’s we are humbled by the efforts that he has made to gain a world record the support of his family and friends and all the businesses who have contributed in their own ways makes this achievement even more outstanding.
Proud to have been able to help in our own little way WELL DONE Jason!!