Ryan Swain, who was behind the revival of the Norton and Malton Skatepark, is embarking on an attempt to break a world skateboarding record.
He aims to go for the longest distance in one day on a skateboard.
The attempt, at Elvington Airfield, York, is to raise funds for the Mind mental health charity.
He says he will be taking it easy when it comes to festive food and drink this year as he needs to remain trim and agile ready for training.
Ryan told YorkMix Radio he has set up a Just Giving Page:
“I will attempt the utmost challenge to smash and set a new Guinness World Record in Skateboarding at Elvington Airfield in the hope of getting to 300 miles within a day.
“That distance in skating is the equivalent to completing 12 full marathons in 24 hours – and it’s to help raise both awareness and funds for my chosen charity Mind UK.
“The record distance travelled on a skateboard in 24 hours is 431.32 km (261.8 miles) and was achieved by Andrew Andras of the USA at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida, USA, on 7th-8th January 2013.
“I intend on smashing this record and bringing back to the UK a new world record which will be dedicated to those battling mental health disorders.
“I have chosen Mind UK as they are working tirelessly to make sure nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.
“People need support more than ever, and demand for their services is rapidly growing. About one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.”
Ryan is planning his attempt on Monday 8 May 2023.