A legal firm set up to represent cyclists injured in road traffic collisions is backing a 56-year old blind Scot’s bid to cycle to all four UK capital cities this summer to raise money for more audio books for readers with sight loss.
Cycle Law Scotland is sponsoring the Scotland leg of Ken Reid’s 750-mile tandem journey.
Ken will be accompanied by a series of co-pilots and Brenda Mitchell, the firm’s founder, will set off with him when he starts his trek from The Mound in Edinburgh on July 29.
Ken hopes to raise £7,500 in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Talking Books Service.
Brenda, a cyclist herself, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Ken. He has set himself an incredible challenge and we wish him every success with his fundraising. We will be with him to set him on his way in Edinburgh and closely follow his progress.”
Ken added:“30 years ago I was told that I was going blind. I had to give up riding my bike, and reading books. I now ride a tandem and read audio books. They come together, when I ride 750 miles in aid of RNIB’s Talking Book Service, which has changed my life.”
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Cycle750 or Text “CCLE75 £5.00” to 70070.