Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, is calling on local cyclists to join them for a leisurely cycle ride.
The event will take place on Saturday 19 May, with North Wales Coastal path set to play host to a 93.6km cycle ride. Participants are welcome to join the ride at various locations between Barkby Beach Prestatn and Llandudno Cenotaph.
Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, says: “Cycling is a pastime that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of sight. Many of our blind veterans are able to enjoy tandem rides with the support of our staff and volunteers, and we’re hoping that this’ll be yet another event they can participate in.”
There will be three meeting points in total; Barkby Beach Prestatyn, Rhyl Cycle Hub and Porth Eirias, with meeting times of 10:30am, 10:55am and 11:25am and approximate riding distances of 93.6km, 80.8km and 25.8km respectively.
Pre-registration is essential, with a fee of £5 and a minimum sponsorship pledge of £30. Under 16 year-olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult, with no registration fee applicable. Participants should ensure they arrive at their chosen start point 20 minutes ahead of the stated time to sign in and receive a safety brief. For more information, please visit: blindveterans.org.uk/what-you-can-do/events-calendar/pedal-on-the-prom.
Additionally, you can contact Victoria Beech on Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01492 864574.
Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in WWI. But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning WWII to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more than a century, the charity has been providing vital free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support to blind and vision-impaired veterans no matter when they served or how they lost their sight. Visit blindveterans.org.uk/support to learn more about the charity and how you can support its vital work today.
For all media enquiries please contact: Felix Arbenz-Caines, PR Assistant, Blind Veterans UK, 12 – 14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD, E: Felix.Arbenz-Caines@blindveterans.org.uk, T: 020 7616 7941
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Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK is a national charity that believes that no-one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. Founded in 1915, the charity provides blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women with lifelong support including welfare support, rehabilitation, training, residential and respite care.