Whizz Kidz supporter breaks Guinness World Record

Whizz Kidz supporter breaks Guinness World Record for the fastest journey from Land's End to John-O'-Groats on electric mobility vehicle

Guinness World Records has officially confirmed that Adam Stanton-Wharmby has broken the World Record with First-Ever Formula One Modified Wheelchair, completing the challenge in 22 days, 6 hours and 16 minutes.

Adam, aged 40, has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to walk and with limited use of his left arm, was the first person to receive a wheelchair from Whizz Kidz when it launched in 1990. Undeterred by these challenges, he embarked on a journey that would inspire countless individuals whilst supporting a charity close to his heart.

Central to Adam's groundbreaking accomplishment was his purpose-built, Formula One modified wheelchair. In collaboration with Grid4Good, a Formula One charity, and the Mercedes Formula One Team, Adam's wheelchair underwent a revolutionary transformation, becoming the first-ever wheelchair to be modified by a Formula One Team. This innovative upgrade enabled Adam to tackle his record-breaking journey with unparalleled speed and precision.

The inspiring journey caught the attention of national media, with an article about his challenge featured on the BBC website. Additionally, Adam's dedication was showcased on Channel 4's "The Last Leg," where he took on the hosts and guests in a thrilling race to celebrate the show's 300th episode.

Since 2017, Adam has been dedicated to raising funds for various charitable causes through a series of awe-inspiring wheelchair marathon challenges known as "Wheel Power Challenges." His previous feats included completing the London Marathon route, journeying from Birmingham to Manchester, and even pushing through the arduous path from Cheltenham to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, all while following the national cycle routes. The onset of the pandemic may have momentarily paused his endeavors, but in March 2023, Adam rebounded stronger than ever, conquering his most ambitious challenge yet – John O'Groats to Lands’ End in a record-breaking time.

Adam's determination extended far beyond personal achievement; he raised funds for Whizz Kidz, a charity close to his heart. Adam's association with Whizz Kidz runs deep, as he has volunteered as a wheelchair skills trainer and provided support to ambassador clubs and Whizz Kidz camps.

Looking ahead, Adam Stanton-Wharmby is unyielding in his commitment to inspire, uplift, and make a difference. He envisions his next challenge, a potential international endeavour – taking on the Tour de France. Adam intends to continue utilizing his social media platforms to share his remarkable journey and engage a global audience.

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