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Vince’s Parallax: Tandem Cycling and Blind People
I haven’t touched this subject for a long time, hence the length of this entry. There is more to come, hopefully later this week.
Activities for Disabled Adults | eHow.com – includes bike riding.
All the way on a tandem « my room – Derek Pritchard, aged 71 and blind, is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Bury Tandem Club for the Blind.
Andrea Bocelli proves that cycling is also his forte | Mail Online – opera star takes bike ride, guided by his fiancée placing her hand on his sholder (technique not recommended!).
BBC Horizon: Is Seeing believing? – looks at how the senses can affect one another, and includes a cyclist who navigates by echo location.
Beta test the new Velo Vision website! – eloVision Online – your opinions valued.
Bicycle Built For Two | Losing Vision Gaining Insight – Belinda Brasley discovers the delights of tandem riding.
Blind, 9-Time Cancer Survivor Who Rode Bike To Memphis Dies At 21 – Breaking News – Chattanoogan.com – Samantha Lynn Gilley had raised $50,000 for the hospital where she had been treated.
Blind bicyclist, students take part in White Cane Awareness Day – CHARLESTON, SC NEWS – LIVE 5 WCSC – hoping to raise awareness.
Blind cyclist to compete at Cape Epic – Hein Wagner will become the first blind man to race the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race in March 2011.
[Video] blind mountain biking intro followed by
blind mountain biking – getting used to the bike – "this is my second video on mountain biking blind. this was my actual first little loop just to feel the bike out. the wheels were 29 inches, rather huge for most mountain bikes. this is my actual first time ever on a bicycle without it being a tandem in over 22 years."
Brooklyn Sisters Ride Tandem, One Legally Blind – Caitlin Sarubbi has met many challenges in life, and is supportd by her sister, Jamie, in riding tandem.
Commonwealth Games – For Paralympians, a Bigger Field of Competition – NYTimes.com – Danielle Brown made history, becoming the first disabled athlete to compete for England in an event for able-bodied athletes in the history of the Games.
FAQ » WA Tandem Cycling Advisory Council – a pilot and stoker both answer readers’ questions about what it’s like to ride a tandem. WA is Western Australia, by the way.
Sarah Storey…. the interview with the multiple World Champion continues! – Podium Cafe – the first disabled athlete to compete in the Commonwealth Games after switching sports 5 years ago. You may also want to read
Sarah Storey: From Paralympic swimmer to Commonwealth Games cyclist | Sport | guardian.co.uk
Tandem Rides Help the Blind Enjoy Bicycling in New York – NYTimes.com – an event called "Double up for Vision" involving blind tandem riders, will raise funds for lighthouse.
The bicycle built for two « Cycling with Eddie – the Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye donated a tandem to Vision Australia, and Dave has a sighted pilot to work with him. Now they need to work out how to be a good partnership.
The Challenge begins – Blind Dave Heeley’s Blog – Dave and his pilot have an interesting first run on the tandem in foul weather.
Triathlon Journey – All Abilities Welcome – visually impaired girl weighs up the practicalities.
Back from Eurobike – reports – VeloVision Online – watch the site for reports of new products found at this year’s trade show.
[Video] Bike Trials Video 3 Winter – Matt Gilman pulls off some amazing acrobatics on a solo bike. He comments, "This is riding from late 2009 and early 2010. To see more please visit my web page at blindbiketrials. com"
Biking Blind, the Leadville Trail 100 – BlindVision Blog – some death-defying mountain biking experiences with Erik Weihenmayer Blind Adventurer.
Blind Cyclist Carrie Willoughby Eyes 2012 Paralympics – after many changes in her life, this Alabama tandem stoker aims for the London 2012 Games.
Blind cyclist claims silver medal | Stuff.co.nz – Jayne Parsons from the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, achieved a silver medal from the Paracycling World Championships in Canada.
Blind Cyclist Clark Rachfal Eyes 2012 Paralympics – he’s emerged as one of the USA’s foremost cyclists.
[Video] Blind man find new life in tandem bike riding – after a boating accident, Kevin Meyers rediscovers exciting activity. WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee, WI.
Blind Stokers Club – Fred’s Head from APH – an introductory article about this tandem club based in San Diego, Calif, but open to a world-membership..
Comeragh Cycling Club » Club Notes week ending August 29th – the TalkTalk City Square Showcase on 4th Sept, 2010 was to promote and raise funds for the NCBI (National Council for the Blind Ireland). Comeragh cc raised enough money to purchase two tandem cycles to enable a number of visually impaired cyclists to take part in a number of cycling events earlier this year.
Cycling England board member hits back at cuts rumour | Bicycle business | News by BikeBiz – some straight talk for a Government Minister.
Cycling push aids health budgets – Motoring News – RAC – Sustrans, UK, chief claims health and carbon savings for Cycle Network.
Cycling with sight in left eye only – Cycling Forums UK with some helpful suggestions from other members.
Disabled cyclist completes a 714-mile ride | News – great achievement for recumbent tricycle rider with multiple disabilities.
Double gold for GB cyclists at World Paracycling Champs – BBC Sport – Disability Sports – Sarah Storey and Rachel Morris won their second gold medals for Britain at the 2010 UCI World Paracycling Road Championships in Canada.
Embrace Your Abilities
No Bones About It: Guide Dogs’ Blog – note the statement in this article that there are not enough blind / visually impaired people taking part in sports.
How can I cycle if I’m blind or have low vision? – useful introduction to tandem cycling.
[Video] Leadville – Erik Weihenmayer becomes the first blind person to compete in the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. This is the finish with his tandem partner, John Lemon. They finished in 11 hours 44 minutes and 23 seconds.
London bus drivers get special lessons – in cycle awareness.
Mountain Biking with the Blind | Irvine, California 92614 | Saturday, November 06, 2010 – World Access for the Blind has a No Limits Philosophy. Funds raised at this event will go to youth programs in California and mobility services for blind people.
Tandem Cycling – IBSA – International Blind Sports Federation – Technical Department Section / – details of the types of tandem event.
Tandem Cycling at Lighthouse for the Blind Deaf-Blind Retreat | TUBULOCITY – experience of Seabeck Deaf Blind Retreat, Washington State. Also visit
Unlikely Cyclists Circle Lake Symington » Kitsap Sun
Tandem Rally hits Shipshewana – report of the event held 4th and 5th September, 2010.
VeloVision Online – "Our guide to special needs cycling resources in the UK and beyond… "
Women’s Cycling Ireland » Para-duathlon World Championships – Gold for Ireland – victory for Catherine Walsh and Francine Meehan