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WELCOME TO THE BIG BLIND WALK 2018!

I have now set off on my epic walk. I aim to cover nearly 1,000 miles up through Great Britain, having started at 0930 on Sunday 29 April 2018 from Land’s End (Cornwall) and finishing at John O’Groats (Scotland) sometime around 22 June, taking approximately 7 weeks to complete this challenge. Click on the Route button and follow me all the way!

ROUTE
Accompanied and guided by friends and colleagues, , members of the public, voluntary sector representatives and patient support groups, researchers, eye health and health care professionals, I will be visiting eye clinics, eye hospitals and community centres along the route, sharing experiences with patients and practitioners and promoting the wonders of eye research.

Please follow my progress on social media, Blog, News and Route pages. I am wearing a tracker so try and keep pace with me!

I tandem cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 2010 and so I have now turned around and started all over again, getting up even more close and personal with the different terrains, environments and communities throughout the country. I hope to encourage others, sighted and less sighted to join me on this adventure.

Sponsors and Partner

I am so grateful for the tremendous financial and promotional support provided by my charity partner National Eye Research Centre (NERC), my retail partner Wheyhey! (Offering outrageously delicious treats which are high in protein and low in sugar) and my two leading sponsors, Second Sight and 100% Optical .

Note: 100% Optical is the UK’s largest optical show. It took place at London ExCel 27-29 January and was bigger, bolder and brighter than ever before. 8,936 visitors came together to learn, network and discover the latest products, technologies, and solutions on an international stage, with the event delivering even more international brands across Eyewear, Equipment, Lenses, Business Services and Audiology than ever.

100% Optical is the must-attend event for all businesses and professionals working in the Optical Industry.

Also, a big thank you for the reach and exposure provided by my media partner Primary Health Net. Please read more about them all by clicking on the Partner and Sponsors buttons.