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Speed of Sight Ltd

We run track events for people of all ages regardless of ability or disability. Our specially adapted cars mean people with disabilities even severe disabilities (eg blindness) can enjoy the experience and thrill of driving. We like to say YES YES you CAN drive a car YES you CAN be in control YES you CAN have fun like everyone else

www.speedofsight.org Fundraise for us


Registered charity no. 1150463

Member since January 2022

About us

It all started with one man. One man we like to call “Super Human, Mike Newman” Born completely blind, Mike always had a passion for cars, so much so, it was his life’s ambition to become a racing driver.

But, as you can imagine, this ambition came with many challenges. No blind person in history had ever achieved this goal.

However, just because he is disabled, doesn’t mean he’s UNABLE.

Mike worked tirelessly to live his dream, and through grit and determination to succeed, he worked alongside a local Jaguar dealership, to acquire a racing car that would enable him to do it.

Fast-forward over a decade, and Super Human, Mike Newman is a 9 times World Record Holder and currently the fastest blind man on land and water on the planet.

One thing you should know about Mike… He is an incredibly modest and kind man. He knows the challenges blind and disabled people face and it is that, coupled with his love and exhilaration for driving, that lead him to believe he can help other disabled people by offering driving experiences to people just like him. Let us explain exactly what we do…

We have had four cars specially designed and built – two racing cars and two all-terrain buggies.

They allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of driving.

The vehicles, named after Mike’s guide dogs, are specially designed with dual controls and twin steering wheels and our buggies are equipped with hand controls. Our experiences take place nationwide at racing circuits, off road tracks or any venue with a large enough car park or area where a circuit can be created.

The driving experiences are great FUN but more than that they BUILD CONFIDENCE and SELF-ESTEEM. Having done something they never thought possible starts people thinking what else might be possible.