A DAD-of-two will bid to break the world-record for pushing a walk-behind lawnmower as far as possible in 24 hours.

Lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan Andy Maxfield hopes to beat the current walk-behind mower record which is a whopping 57.6 miles.

He will attempt the feat at Ewood Park, home of Rovers, in memory of father James Maxfield, who died of Alzheimer's aged 78 last year.

Mr Maxfield, 50, said: “I will be pushing a standard push petrol mower.

“The challenge will see me do as many laps around the perimeter of the football pitch as possible in a day.

“I’m aiming to do a lap every five minutes and will be able to take breaks but obviously the more I take, the less distance I’ll cover.”

Mr Maxfield will do the challenge using a John Deere R40 pedestrian lawnmower supplied by the company’s dealer Balmers GM in Burnley.

A standard push petrol mower, it has a 40cm cutting width, Briggs & Stratton motor and tough polypropylene deck.

It is not Mr Maxfield’s first Guinness World Record attempt.

In July 2017 he achieved a world record by a driving a John Deere X750 lawn tractor from John O’Groats to Land’s End,

That is a distance of 874.3 miles, in five days, eight hours and 45 minutes.

Not content with one record, Mr Maxfield’s second challenge, ‘Football United against Dementia’, is once again raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, a cause close to his heart.

Mr Maxfield, who lives in Inskip with his wife Karen and who has two daughters, Kathryn and Kaitlyn, said: “I’m hoping to raise £9,200.

“It’s an important cause as my dad James died of Alzheimer’s after 13 years on New Year’s Day last year.

“As well as raising money, I want to raise awareness as we have an ageing population and more and more people are getting Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

His record attempt takes place on Saturday (June 22).