A GARDENER has become the fastest man behind a wheelbarrow, after travelling 44.6mph down an airfield in North Yorkshire.
Gardener Kevin Nicks, from Oxfordshire, built his ‘Barrow of Speed’ while on lockdown, to “inspire others to be creative and distract them from bad news surrounding the pandemic”.
“I can’t change the world but what I can do is try to make it better for some people,” he said.
“For me, it’s rewarding to see the smiles on people’s faces.”
Before his bonkers barrow, Kevin created the ‘Fastest Shed’, which reached speeds of more than 100mph on a Welsh beach in 2018.
Kevin’s record has yet to be formally recognised by Guinness World Records, which will verify an attempt in several weeks’ time. Until then, the gearhead gardener is planning on getting his barrow to go even faster.
“As long as it doesn’t kill me, I’ll have set the Guinness record,” Kevin said.