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Ben Felten’s dream is to set a speed record on a motorcycle. During Speed Week on a salt lake in the outback of South Australia he and his navigator and past Moto GP racer Kevin Magee, will challenge the world record of 265.33kk/h for the fastest speed for a motorcycle ridden blindfolded. But Ben won’t need to wear a blindfold because he is completely blind. Born fully sighted a degenerative eye disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa took Ben’s sight when he was in his late 20s. Deciding to make a difference for people with a disability, Ben created a charity foundation titled Insight of Dreams.org as a legacy for his motorcycle racing ventures to support people with an acquired disability. He is currently the Managing Director of BlindSpeed, a company he established to set land speed records and where they design and build Dual control race cars for disabled drivers. He is a former world champion with medals in Rowing and Cricket and he continues to be an inspiration and encourage everyone to pursue their dreams.

SHOW SPONSORS  

Covercraft   •   MetronGarage   •   Christopher Kimball Financial Services   •  

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES 

“If there is a will there is a way.” – Ben’s father

“There’s a solution to every problem. The problem is finding the solution.”

CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES 

Losing his eyesight and then finding a way to get involved in sports.

FIRST SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE

A 2010 Indian Bomber that John Smith owned. John let Ben ride the bike, even though he was blind.

MOTORCYCLE ADVICE 

Know your limits.

RESOURCES

Insight of Dreams

Orson Ben’s seeing eye dog.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

BOOK RECOMMENDATION

A Sense of the World by Jason Roberts

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Stay positive and live your dreams.

WHERE TO FIND BEN

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