Having once been a bank manager, Mike Newman has developed a huge love of motorsport, and is now the founder of Speed of Sight. He is totally committed to breaking records while raising awareness and funds for worthy organisations, including The Royal RAF Association, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Vision Charity, of which he is a patron.
As part of his work, he is hoping to break the world blind water speed record, which currently stands at 99.19mph. Newman and his team are working on the super boat which he hopes will help him to reach his goal and smash the record.
His boundless enthusiasm for accomplishing what only one other person has achieved is inspirational, and when he achieves his record-breaking ambitions, he will be in truly exalted company with the likes of Sir Donald Campbell, who set both the land and water speed records in 1964.
He’s also working towards becoming the first blind person to drive a car unassisted at over 200mph. He already holds three world records, as well as the land speed record in the UK. As such, he is without doubt one of the most engaging and inspirational speakers.