Blind biker Stuart Gunn smashes land-speed record

Stuart Gunn has become the world's fastest blind biker. Picture: Julie Bull
Stuart Gunn has become the world's fastest blind biker. Picture: Julie Bull
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A DAREDEVIL from the Capital has become the world’s fastest blind biker after clocking an electric 167mph.

Stuart Gunn, who lost his sight in a horror road crash that also left him paralysed from the waist down, set the record at a former Second World War bomber base in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

The 39-year-old, who lives on Broughton Road, said: “I’m over the moon, absolutely ecstatic.”

The achievement came 11 years after the life-changing collision with a van that left Mr Gunn with his back broken in two places.

Seizures linked to the crash later left him blind.

The biker’s father, Geoff, used an intercom system to help direct his son while riding alongside him during the record-breaking feat.

The scintillating run smashed the old 164mph record set by former soldier Billy Baxter in 2003.

Friend Trevor Duckworth, who helped organise the event, said: “There was a strong wind, which made it a lot harder. It was a great effort.”