Snapshot: Record breaker

Deafblind motorcyclist Graham Hicks broke his own Guinness quad-bike world speed record on Saturday, reaching 137 mph on a course at RAF Wittering, Cambs. This smashed his previous record of 104 mph though mechanical problems prevented him from achieving his target of 150 mph. Hicks, who is head of challenges at the charity Deafblind UK, was aided by pillion rider Brian Sharman, who gave steering directions through a touch based signalling system. Hicks won the 2004 Variety Award for 'outstanding courage' and also holds the world record for the greatest distance on a jetski - England to Holland - within six hours. He said: "It just goes to show that given the right support, people with disabilities can compete equally to set a Guinness world record."

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