Monday - June 15, 2015

Bayer supports Cycle for Sight

Bayer supported the Fighting Blindness cycle. Those who took part included members of the Fighting Blindness team and Bayer employees.

A group of dedicated and very determined cyclists took part in a recent “Cycle for Sight” from Mizen Head to Malin Head. The group of cyclists travelled almost 640km from June 8 to June 13 to raise funds for research into treatments and cures for blindness. Among the group were two tandem cycling teams. In tandem cycling, a sighted rider (the pilot) sits at the front of the bike and communicates what is ahead to the person who is visually impaired in the back seat (the stoker). The aim of the cycle was to further increase awareness about vision impairment along the route. Other cyclists included members of Fighting Blindness, the Irish, patient-led organisation funding research into blindness. Also boosting awareness were two tandem cycling teams – comprising a sighted rider (the pilot), and the visually impaired cyclist – the ‘stoker’ – who is in the back seat.