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Graham Hicks, Deaf-Blind motorcyclist broke the Guinness World Record

February 28, 2008
The quadbike world record attempt with Graham Hicks driving and Matt Coulter riding pillion.

On 21st May 2001, Graham ‘G-Force’ Hicks from Peterborough, who is totally deaf and blind made it into the record books again. On the two mile airstrip at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire, Graham set the first ever quadbike world speed record at 99.26mph! He broke the record for the fasted speed on a quad bike and fastest England to Holland on a jetski. Mike Coulter rode behind guiding him by means of touch.

Graham became blind when he was 3 year old. At age of five, he became deaf. If the people need to talk with Graham, they need to use the fingerspelling. Fingerspelling, the Deafblind Manual Alphabet is a method of spelling out words onto a deafblind person’s hand. A particular sign or place on the hand represents each letter.

To learn more about Graham Hicks, go to http://deafblind-access.com/6.html

 

A deaf and blind man who has travelled 300 miles by land and sea has completed his journey on a jet ski.

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  1. February 28, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Oh, gosh. They both are soooo brave. I’d be so chicken!

  2. kristian
    February 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I am shock. Graham hicks, deaf-blind is assertive becuase he can do it. they never threw in the towel becuase they was a good experinces men.

    I have class at college. she can see someplace but she was deaf-blind and she can ASL. she was a riding with the horse becuase love it. she was enjoyable seeing something on the path. her family had a own horse at the stable.

  3. jimmy
    March 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    i like cheese

  4. seb
    March 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    he’s my uncle, graham is!

  5. Seb
    September 9, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Graham is my uncle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like i said above me

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