- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 18 February 2013
A Scottish motorcycle rider is looking to enter the Guinness Book of Records – as the world’s fastest blind biker.
Stuart Gunn is looking to break the record to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Riders for Health, Joey Dunlop Foundation and Diabetes UK charities.
Stuart, 39, was left partially paralysed in a road accident ten years ago when he collided with a van in Edinburgh. As well as snapping his back in three places, he also lost his sight after having seizures and lapsing into a coma some years after the accident.
Despite his injuries, Stuart refused to sell his beloved bikes – a Suzuki GSXR 1000, a Honda CBR 600 and a Fireblade.
“They kept me going. I used the CBR after the accident. I was paralysed but I got lifted on to ride it,” he told the Scottish Sun.
Explaining how he hopes to achieve the landmark, Gunn claimed that he will be using the sound of the bike, as well as a little help from his friends, to guide the Suzuki Hayabusa (provided by Edinburgh dealer Saltire Suzuki), to the record.
“I know I can do this. I can feel where I am by the tyre noise, the vibration that I feel,” he said.
“We have also got an intercom system where I’ll be guided by my bike buddies all the way to 190mph.”
“I want to do this for others — and because I can.”
For more information on the record attempt, or to sponsor Stuart, visit www.raspberryrippleracing.com