Mike Newman named one of the Britain's most influential disabled peopleMonday, May 01, 2017
Mikes entry in the Power 100 2017's list of Britain's most influential disabled people:
Mike Newman is the fastest blind man on the planet – on land and water. Those who know him will describe Mike as a modest man who combines his thrill for speed with a determination to increase the equality of opportunity for others. Formerly a bank manager, Mike broke his first land speed record on a motorbike, going on to achieve four world land speed records in a car and more recently achieving the water speed record. In 2011 he gained a world acrobatic record, flying the most consecutive loop-de-loops. Mike broke the world blind speed record in a truck again in October 2015, driving at more than 120mph. Mike is a Patron of Vision Charity and ambassador for Henshaws Society for the Blind. He continues to represent various organisations, in particular Guide Dogs for the Blind, Action for Blind People and Children’s Cancer Trust and runs the charity Speed of Sight an organisation committed to the promotion of opportunity for all, preferring to focus on “what people CAN do, rather than what they can not”.
Power 100 LIST (PDF, 5.2 MB, opens in new tab or window)