A local optometrist is set to embark on a gruelling 100-mile bike ride at the notorious RideLondon-Surrey 100, in support of the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).
Rafiq Bhatti, self-employed optometrist who works at Specsavers in Margate, is set to embark on the challenge in July and his charity efforts will be supported by Specsavers.
Rafiq says: ‘I have always wanted to undertake a challenge which will test my physical strength and endurance and what better way than a charity cycle that will help raise money for a charity close to my heart?’
The Royal National Institute for the Blind is the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. They offer practical and emotional support to those that need it the most, so they can continue living life to the full.
A word from the store director
David Bryant, store director at Specsavers in Margate, says: ‘For obvious reasons, this charity is very close to everyone’s heart, here at Specsavers.
‘We will be supporting Rafiq in every way we can and want to encourage customers and local residents to donate what they can to help support the invaluable work they undertake.’