Ilkeston strongman John Evans wants to break more world records before he retires.
Well-known for balancing a number of heavy items on his head, from cement mixers, to Tiser reporters, John’s next challenge will see him balance a four metre high scaffolding tower on his head at a carnival in Newport Pagnell.
John, who holds 80 world records and is soon to turn 68, said: “I am going for another seven records. In 22 years nobody has ever challenged any of my records. “I have travelled the world in the last 22 years breaking records and I always mention that I am from Ilkeston.
“This will most likely be my final year to retire unbeaten and to have my name printed in all the main record keeping history books.
“I will leave a proud man to have achieved this. Age catches up with everything and I don’t want to be doing shows when I am past it. I feel fine at the moment and looking forward to being the best in the world again. It is a great feeling.
“I have organised hundreds of charity events and raised well over £200.000 for charity. This year I am really hoping this will be a success.”