You heard it right! The world’s longest mobility scooter – imagine trying to get passed that with your shopping on any town’s main street. No these aren’t for sale, it’s the work of Kevin Nicks, 55, from Chipping Norton, the village which is also home to Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm.
Nicks is no stranger to world record breaking as he holds the world record for the fastest motorised shed at 200kmph, which he made at the Elvington airfield in North Yorkshire, UK, on 27 September 2020.
He also set the speed record for travelling at 44.6mph on the back of a wheelbarrow on the 16th of May 2021 and now he’s been back at the airfield to break another record – this man has a serious need for speed!
His newest record-breaking creation is this time not about speed. Mr Nicks headed back up to Elvington Airfield to showcase the world’s longest mobility scooter. This isn’t as random as it sounds as Mr Nicks runs a mobility scooter business – so put together two of his passions to create the 22ft three inches long mobility scooter smashing the previous record of 10ft two inches.
Nicks had to drive the mobility scooter for 100m along the runway at Elvington to break the record. Yorkshire Post reported Mr Nicks said: “It’s basically a standard mobility scooter, but just lengthened. When you make something this long, there are lots of problems come in to stop it sagging in the middle and you’ve got to be able to transport it as well.”
Not one to rest on his lorels, Kevin Nicks also managed to set the record for the fastest average speed of a motorised BMX with speeds of 54mph
Mr Nicks also found time to set a world record for the fastest average speed on a motorised BMX while at the Straighliners Records event, with 54mph. Excuse me whilst I go and sit down – all this speed has tired us out.