Army veteran aims to break mobility vehicle record

Ready: Andy McIntosh

Ready: Andy McIntosh

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A disabled army veteran will be passing through Preston on his mission to set a new world record.

Andy McIntosh, from Strathaven, near Glasgow, is currently attempting to beat the record for the fastest individual journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End on an electric mobility vehicle.

He will be passing through today on day nine of his challenge on the 70-mile stretch from Kendal to Southport. The money he raises will go to Poppy Scotland, SSAFA, ABF The Soldier’s Charity, Erskine and Soldiers off the Streets.

Andy, 42, served as a corporal in the Cheshire Regiment but was diagnosed with an inoperable vascular condition when he left the army.

He will be aiming to drive a TGA Breeze the length of Britain and beat the current world record time for this journey, which currently stands at 24 days and nine hours.