Ken’s cycling challenge

Posted: 
18 May 2016

Ken Reid 56, is a former chairperson of RNIB Scotland from North Berwick. Ken was diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa in 1986, and was told he was losing his sight.

Cycling across the British Isles

Ken Reid will cycle to each of the five capital cities of the British Isles across this summer – a trip of about 750 miles.

Ken will be accompanied by co-cyclists, and will leave Edinburgh and cycle to Cairnryan. He'll then ferry to Belfast where he'll cycle down to Dublin. From there he'll take another ferry to Holyhead for Cardiff, and on to London. The trip should take around two weeks in all.

Raising awareness of sight loss

By making this journey, Ken wants to increase awareness of the journey that more than 100 people across the UK start every day towards sight loss. In particular, Ken wants the money he raises to go towards producing more talking books that are a lifeline for people with sight loss.

Ken sets off from Edinburgh on Friday 29th July, finishing in London on Friday 12th August

Keep in touch with Ken's ride or make a donation

For updates on what Ken's been up to, follow Ken's Facebook page.

If you'd like to sponsor him, visit Ken's JustGiving page.

To donate, text CCLE75 £5 to 70070

Are you inspired?

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