Wayne’s world record down to Fordham mechanics
Para cyclist Wayne Harrod is a world record holder.
But the 50-year-old army veteran from Soham came close to missing out on the accolade when his car let him down.
Wayne, who had to have his left leg amputated below the knee following an accident while training with the Royal Anglian Regiment in 2004, set his record at the Derby arena earlier this month when he rode 42 kilometres and 460 metres in one hour, breaking the existing record by 460 metres.
But he only managed to get to the velodrome thanks to the support he received from Jaggard Brothers in Fordham who came to his aid when his car broke down.
“I had sunk all my money into preparing for the attempt and I could not afford to repair the car,” said Wayne, who regularly rides around 200 miles a week in training.
“Jaggards got the car going for me and did not charge me and my record is down to the kindness they showed in helping me out.”
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