A specialist legal firm who represent cyclists who have been 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 which will take him from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff and finally London.
Throughout the journey, Ken will be accompanied by a series of co-pilots and Brenda Mitchell, the firm’s founder, will set off with Ken when he starts his marathon trek from The Mound in Edinburgh on 29th July 2016.
Ken hopes to raise £7,500 in aid of Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Talking Books Service.
Brenda, a passionate 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 as he completes his journey."
Ken, who ran a half marathon in March as part of his fitness training, 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 talking books. They come together, when I ride 750 miles in aid of RNIB's Talking Book Service, which has changed my life.
“I’m extremely grateful for the backing of Cycle Law Scotland for this stage of my challenge. Such positive support to the venture will be a huge boost to my confidence as I roll out of Edinburgh on 29 July, along with any other cyclists who can manage along.
Donations to Ken’s #Cycle750 fundraiser can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/Cycle750 or Text “CCLE75 £5.00” to 70070
Follow Ken on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cycle750/