Disabled driving day at Silverstone!
People with all disabilities will have the chance to drive themselves and an instructor around the famous Silverstone racing circuit, however spaces are limited, so to book, click here: https://www.speedofsight.org/eventDetail.php?event=5gkBN9X2Jw6bEbVPR8pj
Speed Of Sight is run by blind race car driver and multiple World Record holder Mike Newman and his co-founder John Galloway. The participant can have any disability, as the team is trained to help everyone in and out of the cars, which are specially designed and built – two racing cars and two all-terrain buggies – to 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 the buggies are equipped with hand controls.
Mike Newman enthused: “We’re thrilled to host a driving experience at Silverstone, it’s an incredible track, so I know the participants will have the time of their lives!
“We created this charity because we believe that no disability should get in the way of having the incredible experience of driving a car, which is why when I was told I wouldn’t be able to because I’ve been blind since birth, I decided to become the fastest blind man – on land, water and in the air!
“I didn’t let my disability stop me and it’s changed my life, and that’s what we’re trying to bring to everyone else who has a disability and has been told they can’t do something that’s so normal for everyone else.
“Sometimes we have people who attend our track days who don’t realise that they’ll actually be able to drive the cars themselves, but when we get them in the seat and tell them how to use the pedals and steering wheel, their faces just light up and they get so excited – it really does amaze me that we’re able to provide that joy to people.”