What We Do
Our Mission Statement
Speed Of Sight is an organisation committed to the promotion of opportunity for all. We like to focus on what people CAN do, rather than what they can not.
People who are able to take part in a sporting or physical activity find that it helps with their self-esteem, social interaction and physical and mental wellbeing.
With this in mind Speed Of Sight, inspired by one of its co-founders Mike Newman, the multiple blind land and water speed record holder, provides a new experience for people with disabilities in the form of motor sport.
Speed Of Sight have had three cars specially designed and built - two race cars and one off-road buggy. They allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of motorsports. Our cars, named after Mike's guide dogs, are specially designed with dual controls, twin steering wheels and hand controls. Our experiences take place countrywide at racing circuits, off road tracks or any venue with a large enough car park or area where a circuit can be created.
Speed Of Sight recognise that it is important to promote positive awareness around disability so have devised activities that, whilst being a great group exercise and fantastic fun, show an insight into life without one of the senses. Activities such as corporate days where staff and/or clients are blindfolded while driving are not only fantastic fun but also increase awareness of difficulties faced by disability as well as the importance of trust and communication.