Specsavers director gets on his bike for charity

07 August, 2014
Bill on his bike

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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