Over 60 cyclists took part in Somerset Sight’s first Charity Bike Ride on Saturday 1st June.
The 100K ride started at Somerset Sight HQ and the cyclists left at around 10am. Some on tandems and others solo. Our cyclists ranged from supporters, visually impaired members, a few totally blind, and the general public.
Refreshment stops were in Ruishton and Bishops Lydeard, to re-fuel them for the rest of their journey. The ride took them all around Taunton and surrounding areas, including The Somerset Levels.
The cyclists started returning from 3pm and the tandems returned about 6pm. Kate McCallum, who you may have read about last week completed the cycle with her Son Toby and we also had 2 totally blind Service Users complete it as well as numerous other visually impaired.
Holly Sutton, Fundraising and Development Officer says: “It was a fantastic day and we are so grateful for the support we have received. We are really proud of everyone who completed the ride and look forward to making it even bigger next year.”
Thank you to all of our corporate supporters, including Walpole Dunn, Cranmers Optometrist and Carly Press who sponsored the event t-shirts.
At our current count we have raised over £2500, but are still collecting sponsorship.