Here at Speed of Sight, we are a charity that relies solely on the generosity of our donors in order to continue making a difference. In fact, our driving days are the single most popular charitable activity that we are known for, however a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make these life-changing events take place without a problem. Read on as we go over everything there is to know about our driving days and why they are so important…
The conception of Speed of Sight all started with super-human Mike Newman who, despite being born blind, turned his passion for cars into a fully-fledged racing career. In order to give back to others trying to navigate the same challenges he continues to overcome; Mike decided to create Speed of Sight and give blind and disabled people the chance to sit behind the wheel of a car. After all, traditional driving is a difficult feat for many people because the DVLA are incredibly strict about the conditions that do and do not prevent people from driving.
Our driving days are incredibly versatile which means that they are open to people with a wide range of disabilities who may be trying to navigate the daily challenges that life presents. In fact, we have two racing cars and two all-terrain buggies that have been specially designed and built in order to accommodate our drivers; they have a dual steering wheel and control system as well as hand controls in order to ensure safety at all times whilst allowing drivers to experience the exhilaration of driving at high speeds regardless of their current situation.
Since our driving days are a highly sought-after activity, the team here at Speed of Sight work hard in order to ensure that our events take place in a variety of different locations around the country. In fact, we often frequent a race track in Middlesbrough, Wigan and South Wales. This means that people from all over the UK are able to obtain a place at our driving days, which often book up quite quickly, and travel from different locations with the confirmation that they will be able to take part.
There are dozens of different challenges that blind and disabled people face on a daily basis, such as driving and the independence that it provides. Here at Speed of Sight, we are able to give back to society through our Driving Days in order to provide people of all ages, races and disabilities the ability to experience the exhilaration of racing around a track. With this said, our service relies solely on charitable donations and sponsorship events. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Speed of Sight team today!