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Blind cyclist in Bristol to Taunton charity challenge
7:00am Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
A BLIND man is gearing up for a tandem cycle ride from Bristol to Taunton.
Dave Ridgway is taking on the 50-mile challenge on September 15 with Julian Brandon to raise funds for Somerset Sight and Apple FM, Taunton’s community radio station.
Dave, from Bridgwater, said: “I haven’t ridden a bike in years and a tandem is quite different.
“We’re training hard and are on track for a good ride.
“We travel from Bridgwater to Musgrove Park Hospital along the canal.
“Julian points out the landmarks along the way, such as the sculptures of the planets, which I find very interesting.
“We have been quite lucky with the weather, apart from the last time when we got soaked.”
To sponsor Dave and Julian, call 01823-366147 or visit http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/DaveRidgway
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