Dolphin team ride in 100 mile challenge for blind veterans
1 July 2014 15:04
Former Team GB Paralympic blind footballer Aj Ahmed is inspiring colleagues in Worcester to get in the miles during their final training sessions ahead of their charity cycle challenge on 10 August.
The Dolphin team are taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 in aid of Blind Veterans UK. Aj and two other vision-impaired colleagues, Colin Shales and Dave Williams, are riding in tandem with sighted staff as part of the nine-strong team from Dolphin's Worcester headquarters.
Dolphin's association with Blind Veterans UK provides their beneficiaries with specialist PC, laptop and tablet packages with Dolphin software such as SuperNova and Dolphin Guide that scan and read post, access books and speak email to enable visually impaired people to regain their independence.
Aj Ahmed said: "We wanted to take on a challenge to raise money for a charity close to our hearts, while at the same time get fit and stretch ourselves. Our training rides in the Malvern Hills have been getting longer with final sessions of 70 miles planned in the remaining weekends.
"I'm making sure we all keep motivated and encouraged, with good team morale. Our goal is to complete the 100 miles and raise lots of money for blind veterans!"
To sponsor the Dolphin team as they tackle the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Blind Veterans UK, please visit their Just Giving Page.
The Prudential RideLondon celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The route starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 10 August 2014, climbs closed roads through the stunning Surrey countryside finishing on The Mall in central London.
If you secured a place through the ballot, Blind Veterans UK would love you to join their team and raise funds for them. All cyclists receive a free exclusive Blind Veterans UK cycling jersey to wear during the ride. Please visit our event page to find out more.