NCBI Cycle of Light

Charity Bike Ride

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) will hold its first Cycle of Light event on the 25th of August.

This event will see 100 people cycle into the darkness of night for sight loss. From 8.30pm until dark, participants will cycle from Dalkey to Howth and back to Dalkey, via the outskirts of Dublin city.

This is a unique 85km night time cycling tour, shining a light for those living with sight loss and raising vital funds for NCBI’s rehabilitation and children services.

Sean Gallagher is the Ambassador for the Cycle of Light “We all need to be grateful for our sight and be aware of people who are blind or visually impaired. I know first-hand what it is like to experience sight difficulties having been born with congenital cataracts. I have seen the great work NCBI do”.

NCBI’s services include emotional support and counselling, low vision solutions like magnifiers, assistive technology advice and training, rehabilitation training (including independent living skills and using a long cane), a large print, audio and braille library.

By: Paul O’Rourke