Skills to provide buses for ‘strong man’ charity event

first_imgSkills Coaches will help Derbyshire ‘strong man’ Simon ‘Power’ Plant break a world record at a local charity fundraiser in Sandiacre.Simon will attempt to singlehandedly pull two full-sized Skills double-deckers 100 feet. To add to the difficulty of the attempt, the double-deckers will also be loaded to capacity with passengers, each decker holding 70 people.Simon currently holds 10 world records and his most recent accomplishment was to pull a 13-tonne lorry for 50 feet using one hand.Simon Plant (centre) with Skills staff and vehicles for the record-breaking attemptSays Simon: “All of my records have taken a great deal of training and preparation before each event takes place. To train for this event I’m currently training every day, and to make sure my body maintains its strength, I’m eating a whole chicken, two steaks and eight jacket potatoes each day for dinner.”The world record attempt will take place on Sunday 17 July at the Bridge Inn in Sandiacre. This year’s event will be raising money for the fight against breast cancer.The full world record attempt will be officially adjudicated by an RHR (Record Holders Republic) judge in attendance on the day.last_img