Sunny visit for war veteran

Andy McIntosh with trucker Ronnie Simpson
Andy McIntosh with trucker Ronnie Simpson
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The sun came out on the Fylde coast to greet a disabled veteran passing through on a world record fund-raising mission.

Andy McIntosh, from Strathaven, near Glasgow, is attempting to beat the record for the “fastest journey from John-O’Groats to Land’s End on an electric mobility vehicle” and raise money for several military charities.

The scenery was fabulous. Though I am looking forward to now going through a few bigger towns to see more people

The 42-year-old visited Wyre on day nine of his challenge, on the 70-mile stretch from Kendal to Southport. He rode along the A6 in Garstang.

Andy, who served in the Cheshire Regiment as a corporal for 14 years – experiencing frontline action in Bosnia, Iraq and Northern Ireland, but has been affected by a rare vascular condition, said: “It was a glorious day when I came through Garstang. I even had a bit of sunburn.

“The scenery was fabulous. Though I am looking forward to now going through a few bigger towns to see more people. There’s been a lot of cows and sheep along the route so far!

“When I got to Southport, I met up with a trucker who I served with in the Cheshire regiment and has been following my progress. I ended that section the only way I could really – with fish and chips and an ice cream.

“The challenge is going really well so far, I’ve been lucky with the weather.”

To help Andy visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewMcintoshjogle