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Dorset Blind Association seeks members of the public to ride on the front of tandem bicycles to enable their blind members to participate in the ‘Rotary Dorset Bike Ride’ on Sunday, 17th September 2017.
The local charity provide a lot of varied activities for people with sight loss, promoting the ethos that sight loss should not have to mean missing out.

Are you a keen cyclist? Would you love to put your love of cycling to good use? Become a cycling pilot for one of Dorset Blind Associations members and have the opportunity to participate in events like ‘Rotary Dorset Bike Ride’, as well as having the opportunity to get out and about socially while making a difference to somebody’s life.

Dorset Blind Association are calling for cycling enthusiasts to be part of the DBA team along with their fundraiser at the ‘Rotary Dorset Bike Ride’ on Sunday, 17th September 2017. The ride will start at Longthorn Campsite, next to Monkey World, riders will ride along the 50 or 72 mile circular route through the Dorset Jurassic Coastline enjoying the fantastic scenery.

Dorset Blind Association members love taking on a challenge from skydiving to kayaking and driving, although they are not always able to do this independently, which is why the charity needs the help of bike riders to pilot the visually impaired members on tandems to take on this challenge.

By encouraging their members to try new things and giving them the opportunities to try new things, gives Dorset Blind Association members the confidence and encouragement to move forward with other aspects of their lives.

Mark Noble, one of the charity’s trustees who is also visually impaired, said “I joined the team last year and took on the 55 mile route, it was a fantastic challenge and my tandem pilot was brilliant! Like my tandem wing-man on the day, Dorset Blind Associations support is vital in steering people in the right direction when they most need it. I really could not have taken on this challenge without my pilot!”

Helena Sinclair, Fundraiser at Dorset Blind Association says “It is so amazing seeing our members take on this cycling challenge every year and the support from the general public to make this achievable is brilliant. The event not only raises funds for our services, but also offers a new opportunity for our members."

You can also support the event by joining the DBA team as an individual. For more information on the bike ride and to book places, contact Helena on 01202 712864 or email


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