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Disabled driving day in Anglesey

CHARITY, Speed Of Sight, is hosting a track day for disabled people to enable them to drive at Trac Mon in Anglesey – its first track day at the venue.

The event is taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 10am – 4pm.  

Set on the west coast of Anglesey, overlooking the Irish Sea and with the Snowdonia mountain range beyond, Trac Mon provides visitors with an exciting circuit in a breath-taking location.

People with all disabilities will have the chance to drive themselves and an instructor around the racing circuit. However, spaces are limited, so to book, click here: https://www.speedofsight.org/eventDetail.php?event=bVxDnMZ3Jp69rOeBdGw4

Speed Of Sight is run by blind race car driver and multiple World Record holder Mike Newman and his co-founder John Galloway. Interested participants 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 are thrilled to host a driving experience in North Wales and to bring this incredible experience to the people of Wales. The track is brilliant, so I know the participants will have the time of their lives! We already host regular annual track events at Llandow race circuit in South Wales, but there’s quite a distance between these two circuits, so a host of new participants that might not be able to travel that far can now get the chance to experience our track days. 

“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 would not be able to because I have been blind since birth, I decided to become the fastest blind man – on land, water and in the air!  

“I did not let my disability stop me and it has changed my life, and that’s what we are trying to bring to every person who has a disability and has been told they cannot do something that is so normal for everyone else. We are trying to bring these driving experiences to as many people as possible, so it is brilliant that we have now brought our events to North Wales. 

“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.”