A blind woman from Carnoustie has gone full throttle on the back of a Harley Davidson as part of a year of challenges.
Nicky Milne, 49, wanted to tick off an A-Z of challenges to prove that people who have lost their sight can still live a full and interesting life.
Nicky turns 50 this year and felt it was a good time to try new things and to revisit some she has not done since her youth in order to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.
The mum-of-three decided to raise funds for North East Sensory Services (NESS) by undertaking “Nicky’s Big Adventures” for her Gold Discovery Award run by Angus Council.
Making a cup of tea was a challenge initially.
But now through her sense of touch and by using new technology, she can achieve most things.
“I was on the back of a bike in my 20s but this was a totally different experience,” she said. “It was a bit scary but I loved every second of it and it went really well.
“The response to my big adventures has been excellent and it has also encouraged people in a similar situation to try things out.
“I have realised I can still do most things although I’ve had to adapt. Sometimes you just need a little bit of extra help.”
Nicky has also gone wakeboarding, taken part in a pottery class, done zumba and now has plans to take up archery.
Anyone who wants to find out more contact about NESS Joan Kennedy, fundraising coordinator, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07720 811896.