Speed Of Sight (2017)

Driving the Difference

Being blind at birth is a challenge most of us can only imagine.

Mike Newman took up that challenge in a way that has become an inspiration.

On his first day working with a bank he was told he would never make bank manager. 

He did, with a 25-year career at Barclays.

Then told he couldn't, he learned to ride a motorbike and then drive cars.

He wanted to be a racing driver but even Mike knew that wasn't a reality.

Convention tells us this is impossible.

What happens next is breathtaking for anyone, regardless of ability or disability.

Mike defied the odds not once but multiple times to become the fastest blind man on the planet gaining 8 Guinness World Records for land, air and sea.

With the records came the dream. How to share the feeling of being alive.

Whilst on this journey others who had challenges of their own living life with disabilities inspired him to share the amazing life-enhancing experience. Speed Of Sight was born.

Mike Newman set up this remarkable organisation which, with Its unique dual-controlled track and off-road cars opens up the world of motorsport to many who would never have thought they could drive at all. In the process, it opens minds and changes lives.

Mike has grown the charity and the charity has grown Mike.

A string of world records has pushed Mike to the limit and raised the profile of the Speed Of Sight.

Motorcycles, cars, trucks, planes, and trucks with speeds of 200mph on land, with a new high profile world speed record attempt at 100mph on water to come in May 2017 in Torbay.

Mike and the rest of the Speed Of Sight team now travel to all corners of the country and people with severe disabilities make long journeys to attend their track days.

They have a huge archive of moving and humbling footage of people whose lives they have changed forever.

One day Speed Of Sight will have a permanent Centre where we can run their change programmes.

With a string of high-profile T.V. appearances and a stunning video advertisement for Michelin, Mike is now a global phenomenon.

When Mike speaks people listen.

He holds an audience because he has a real and remarkable inspirational story to tell.

Speed Of Sight has been associated with ANTZ for the last 5 years and ANTZ has supported the charity with the provision of office space for both staff members and volunteers and continues to offer this very valuable and needed support.

To find out more about Speed Of Sight and their track days please call 01617144567 or email info@speedofsight.org.


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