Mike Scholes take the Olympic Torch

Lindfield's own Mike Scholes took to the streets of Westergate yesterday (16th July) for his turn running with the Olympic Torch. Despite what looked like torrential rain, he managed to get the crowd whipped up into a great atmosphere - waving frantically to those hardy onlookers. 

The Torch Relay text feed said this at the time of his run: 

1512: Next up is Michael Scholes who is being assisted by his guide, having lost his sight three years ago.

According to his nomination: "He achieved five British Hot Air Balloon records and is one of only nine British Pilots to fly a hot air balloon above 31,000ft."

He has skied with Blind Veterans UK and ran the London Marathon.

Watch his 4 mins of fame here