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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.
“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.
Know your limits.
Orson Ben’s seeing eye dog.
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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