Posts Tagged marathon
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[Video] 2B2R Intro – Tauru and Christi, both legally blind, plan to ride their tandem bike unsupported from the bottom of South America to the top of North America in 2012-13. Their goal is to raise awareness about the abilities of the visually impaired, and they will be visiting schools for the blind along their route to share their story and to learn of new stories from others. .
60 PLUSS MPH – My Greenspeed GTT recumbent tandem trike – the author, Graham, has lost 80% of his sight already, and prepares for the time he can no longer ride solo.
Blind bike trials 2 – More highly skilled bike stunts from Matt Gilman; blind bike rider.
Blind Biker Brings It BACK Home To San Diego – Jeremy Poincenot was a student when Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) made him blind. He takes part in an annual tandem ride (the CURE Ride) to raise awareness of the condition.
More on the CURE Ride.
Blind Riders Take On RAGBRAI -It’s called the oldest and largest bike touring event in the world, and takes place in Iowa. 2 blind people took part this year. Also visit
Tour de Iowa? Bicyclists Hit Hawkeye State for RAGBRAI, Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa – ABC Newsand
Munson: Disabled riders push ahead, with a bit of volunteer aid | The Ds Moines Register – the inaugural Adaptive Sports Iowa RAGBRAI team..
Blind teenager’s on track for Olympic challenge – This is Scunthorpe – Jack Garner and his guide will take part in a paratriathlon event in London.
CHECT UK (ChectUK) on Twitter – Childhood eye Cancer charity wants to hear from any keen cyclists willing to pilot a blind cyclist from Brighton to Weymouth. Sorry if this is too late.
College Supports Blind Dave In Top2Toe Challenge – South Birmingham College is supporting local blind man Dave Heeley in his Top2Toe Challenge, which sees him run and cycle from one end of the country to the other in ten days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Also visit
Good luck Blind Dave! – Sandwell Council
Cycling For Sight 2011 – Roesink Photograhy — Chris Roesink –
RSS Feed – these photos have earned Chris a thank-you from the Blind Stokers’ Club.
Door County Triathlon: Overcoming extra challenges | Door County Wisconsin | doorcountyadvocate.com – helpers enable people with disabilities to take part.
Don’t miss Sci-Bono’s Dialogue in the Dark | nothing to do in joburg besides… – one of the guides for this exhibition, which is conducted completely in the dark, is a keen tandem cyclist.
East TN cyclists share tandem bikes with the blind | wbir.com – VIBES runs a monthly tandem bike ride in Sequoyah Hills.
Enough is Never Enough | J-Wire – Did round the world cyclist Jinji Sadan get a sleep-in on his first Sunday morning after a 65,000 km trip? No, he had a 6:30 start for something else…. Also visit
He’s cycled the world | The Jewish Chronicle
Family Service of Morris County recognizes outstanding volunteers | NJ.com – Friends of the Blind Program helps blind people do everything from getting the groceries to riding a tandem.
Find Your CORE: Incredible Use for Bungee Cords – those cords hold blind triathletes and sighted guides together.
First Legally Blind Cyclist To Take On Pan-Mass Challenge « CBS Boston – Chris Smith wants to raise money for the cancer charity benefiting from the event, and to make a statement about blind people not retiring to the couch
Fitness – My Life as a Low Vision/Blind Soldier – the author goes into the barriers to fitness imposed by facilities and by himself.
Greg Birch: Helping out is a tandem affair – Pomerado News – he has taken part in Cycling for Sight with blind 80-year-old stoker Jim Miller.
Guide Dogs appeal for challenge help – Community – Forfar Dispatch – Guide Dogs Scotland have formed the Full Circle 2011 Team to take on the Guide Dogs Coniston Challenge on Saturday, September 10. At least one participant duige dog owner is taking part on a tandem.
Hey Wilson Meet Joules and His Electric Tandem Bike – a wife who doesn’t much appreciate riding a tandem bike with her husband welcomes Joules, a robot that can take the place of a human on a tandem.
Legally blind mountain bike racer risks his life to compete | Matador Network – Bobby McMullen can barely see but he trains and competes on some of the most challenging downhill mountain bike courses in America.
London to Brighton Cycle – tandem ride from London to Brighton, 11th September 2011. Blind people from tandem clubs across London are hoping to take part, but they need more front riders / captains / pilots. Could you volunteer?
Long Branch Duathlon Race Report | Blind Athlete – New Jersey event involving running and cycling included a blind athlete on a tandem.
Meet the best in the West – Evening Times – Visibility Volunteers in Glasgow enable blind people to take part in activities, tandem cycling included. The group has been shortlisted for a Community Champions Award.
[Video] Matt King, blind cyclist – Paralympic tandem cyclist racing and motivational speaking introduction.
Mellis on wheels – Community – lep.co.uk – Jack Mellis from Preston, Lancs, is 92 and describes himself as ‘short-sighted’. He is one of the UK’s oldest cyclists.
Mike Nightingale’s driving force is people | Stuff.co.nz – Mike, 72, of New Plymouth, has piloted tandems for blind people, and has been involved in much more besides.
There’s a distinct sense of mission creep in this entry, which seems to be growing all the time to include triathlons, 3-wheelers, and….. what was the third thing now? Maybe trandems.
Big Ride, Old Men – The Action Geek – A Techie Adventure – the author’s blind father-in-law shares a tandem ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, raising charity funds in the process. Hey, not so much of the old, sonny.
Blind Guy Coming Through | RunningFree.com – Resource Center – guide for Canadian triathlete Ryan Van Praet tells his story and reveals how he operates.
Blind marathon hero’s new goal – Dave Healey, known as Blind Dave, having completed a 7-marathons -in-7-days challenge, now plans to walk and cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 11 days in August 2011 in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
Challenges overcome – U.S. Navy vet David Bigoney, blind since a shooting incident n 1996, has taken part in many triathlons.
Disabled cyclist completes a 714-mile ride | News – Max Burt, severely disabled after a road accident, has completed a bike ride from Aberdeen to London.
Exsight Tandems – group of sighted and blind cyclists, and some with other disabilities. Based Wollongong, Australia.
He’s a character: Mark Griffin doesn’t have to see to believe – Konkol’s Korner – legally blind, he has taken part in Ironman and other events.
Recumbent Bicycle Site – biking news and pics, reviews, exercise bicycles, tricycles
San Ramon Mom to Train For Paralympics – Gena Harper has already been a downhill skier, and is now getting into cycling.
Sarah Storey: From Paralympic swimmer to Commonwealth Games cyclist | Sport | guardian.co.uk – Sarah is competing against non-disabled athletes at the Commonwealth Games.
Self-Respect & Paralympic Cycling « good spin – Paralympics have become established world-wide.
Tandem Cycling at Lighthouse for the Blind Deaf-Blind Retreat | TUBULOCITY – an account of the experience.
Tandem partner wanted – Willesden Cycling Club – in West London, UK.
Trek Travel Introduces New 2011 Cycling Vacations – don’t know whether any blind / visually impaired people have experienced these tours, but thought readers would like to know about them.
VA blind centers help wounded servicemen take back their lives – part of this is tandem cycling and remembering where all the watering holes are!