AN armed forces veteran is planning to set a new world record by travelling from Lands End to John o' Groats in a manual wheelchair.

Steven Hughes, from Appleton, is striving to get his name into the Guinness World Records book by completing the 874-mile challenge in March in 16 days.

The record currently stands at 20 days.

Steven is a former soldier who was injured in service and underwent three spinal operations and four brain surgeries.

He is also a determined wheelchair athlete who has already pushed himself to break previous world records in his wheelchair.

He set the fastest time travelled from coast to coast in a wheelchair in 2018 and completed a wheelchair 10k in 2017.

Steven said: "I'm doing it because I wanted to challenge myself.

"It is in aid of Holidays for Heroes Jersey, a charity run voluntary by a lovely couple Richard and Dawn Woodhouse MBE.

"Holidays for Heroes Jersey send sick and injured veterans and service personnel on holiday along with their families to aid with their rehabilitation."

Steven will also be raising money for Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST).

This is an independent service charity, supporting the recovery of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans.

To support Steven's efforts, you can search for his Go Fund Me page.