Bill Vance, Specsavers store director got on his bike to raise vital funds for Blind Veterans UK.

100 kilometre night-cycle

Bill embarked on the annual Nightrider 100 kilometre night-time cycle ride across London on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, following months of gruelling training and preparation.

Helping a blind school friend

Bill says: ‘I’d donated to Blind Veterans UK in the past and they kept me up to date with their fundraising events. One day I came home to a leaflet with a picture of someone I’d gone to school with, who is now a blind veteran himself. That was when I decided I wanted to raise money on their behalf.

‘As an optometrist I understand how vital the donations are to the lives of blind ex-service men and women, this kept me motivated through all the training.

The Nightrider was a fun and gruelling challenge but a great way to raise awareness and precious donations for the charity. Since it was founded over 50,000 cyclists have taken on the challenge, raising more than £85 million for good causes, of which I am proud to be a part of'.

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