Local Man tries to beat World Record
28 Jun 2014
Graham Inchley talks to his team before the start
Graham Inchley talks to his team before the start
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Graham starts on his record attempt
Graham starts on his record attempt
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On Saturday, Graham Inchley embarked on his second attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records by pushing a wheelchair with a passenger for a record breaking period.

Last year, Graham Inchley went for 24 hours, breaking the world record of 63 miles by nearly another 50 miles, but Guinness disqualified him on a technicality, because one of the witnesses failed to sign one of the sheets.

"I wished Graham all the best as he set off, and given the amount by which he beat the world record last time, I have high hopes that this time he will pull it off." Graham has taken every precaution by fitting a camera to the car in front of him, and having the wheelchair certified as compliant by Guinness before he set off. "Graham was in good shape, surrounded by friends and family, and this year, I am sure he will make it."

Below is an email I have received from Graham Inchley:

Sir George,

I have to say a big thank you for your support for my second crack at setting a new World Record for solo pushing an occupied wheelchair for 24 hours. You will be pleased to hear that we surpassed the existing record by 37 miles with a total of 100.4 miles (44 laps). This was far better than I had anticipated. I had an excellent support Team through out the 24 hours and your presence at the start also helped a great deal in spurning me on to do well.

So, thank you once more Sir George, I will keep you informed of the final decision from the Guinness World Records office, in theory this will be some time in late September.

I also look forward to seeing you at the opening of the new Urban Sports Facility later in the year.

Very best regards,
Graham Inchley
 
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