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14 August 2012


In the run up to the Paralympic Games, one North West based cycling club is gearing up for a Games-themed challenge. At midnight on 18 August, 24 members of the Bury Tandem Club for the Blind and Visually Impaired are cycling 190 miles, through the night. The ride will start at the Manchester velodrome and end at the London velodrome and will raise much needed funds for the club, which enables blind or visually impaired members to get out and enjoy weekly rides of 40 to 60 miles.

The team have been training hard all year and have increased the length of their weekly rides to enable them to complete the challenge. They will cycle in relay across six stages from Manchester Velodrome to the new Velodrome at the Olympic village, London. Nine of these riders are blind or visually impaired and will cycle on the rear of a tandem, supported by sighted front riders who make this possible.

For more details about the ride, visit the club’s website