Blind bank manager's 200mph aim


A bank manager from Sale in Greater Manchester will attempt to become the fastest blind man on earth on Sunday.

Mike Newman is hoping to drive at more than 200mph (321 km/h) to reclaim the world blind speed record in Carmarthenshire.

It was taken earlier this year by a Turkish driver, Metin Sentuk, who reached 187mph (301km/h), a record Mike has held twice before.

Mike has spent two days reaching 160mph on the seven-mile stretch of sands at Pendine, but weather is improving and he say he is "excited" as the attempt draws near.

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