Well done to the group of dedicated and very determined cyclists who took part in our recent “Cycle for Sight” from Mizen Head to Malin Head. The group of 12 cyclists travelled almost 640km from June 8 to June 13 to raise funds for research into treatments and cures for blindness.
They stopped in a number of towns and villages along the way to help spread the message that 75% of blindness is preventable and that people need to look after their own eye health through regular visits to an optometrist. It was fantastic to have two tandem cycling teams take part in the event to further increase awareness about vision impairment along the route. In tandem cycling, a sighted rider (the pilot) sits at the front of the bike and communicates what is ahead to the person who is visually impaired in the back seat (the stoker).
The cycle, which was supported by Bayer Healthcare, was a great success raising over €20,000. We would like to thank everyone who took part in the event, helped with a fundraiser or sponsorship of the cycle. We look forward to launching a new Irish cycle next year!
For more information about any of our cycling events please contact Clodagh at firstname.lastname@example.org.