Blind Legend Takes to the Seas to Chase that Elusive 100mph

With any disability, very often the focus is on what you can't do, rather than, what you can! However just take a look at our Team GB Paralympians and how they are changing the way we view disability.

We wanted to share our exciting news about our superstar Mike Newman who is blind, and also no stranger to breaking down preconceptions,

Mike Newman, blind legend, and the fastest blind man on earth, is currently the holder of multiple Guinness world records for both land and sea, has decided to take to the seas in a bid to achieve his most dangerous challenge to date - to become the first blind person to take an F1 Powerboat at over 100mph.

Mike Newman says he believes in chasing dreams and has always dreamt about breaking the 100mph barrier on water "It has been my goal for a long time. It is also a fantastic opportunity to draw attention to the charity Speed Of Sight, which provides life-enhancing driving experiences for people of all ages and disabilities. We hope to raise much-needed funds to help the charity continue its work and expand its presence in the UK."

To achieve this record Mike Newman is teaming up with old pal Drew, Langdon and his wonderful 40ft F1 Silverline Powerboat pictured below.

To find out more about the charity or the record attempt email or call Office: 0161 714 4567 John Galloway 07971 161621 Chris Walker 07768 068563

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News Archive
  • Record Achieved! Mike Breaks The 200mph World Blind Land Speed Record

    13th August 2013

    Mike Newman has finally achieved his long standing ambition to become the first blind person in history to drive solo at over 200mph... Read More

  • The World Blind Water Speed Record.

    1st November 2013

    DAREDEVIL Mike Newman has become the fastest blind man on both land and water.... Read More

  • Official handover of a modified Motorsport Race Car developed by Tameside College on behalf of the Speed of Sight Charity Organisation.

    12nd September 2012
    Photo L-R: Speed of Sight's Aileen Lockhart Chairman and John Galloway Operations Director, Student David Cockcroft, Neil Cockcroft Tameside's lecturer in Motor Vehicles, Jen Pemberton Founder The Network Fellowship, Peter Ryder Tameside College Principal and Jenny Worsdale Vice Principal, Speed of Sight's Marketing Manager Eileen French....1

    Tameside College have been working with the Speed of Sight Charity Organisation (founded by former t... Read More

  • Mike Makes Guinness Blind Water Speed Record Test Run

    30th August 2012
    Twin Diesel Powerboat

    On Monday, 20th August 2012 at Torbay in Torquay, Mike met up once again with Drew Langdon, offshore... Read More

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