Bellboating – Aquabats 8 Aug

Bell Boating with the Aquabats 8 August 2019 Call 07812 721517
meet at Shadwell DLR Station, Cable St, Shadwell, London, E1 2QF
6.15 pm - 8.15 pm
07812 721517
08th August 2019

8 August – bellboating at Shadwell.

Please meet at Shadwell D.L.R at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm.

We advise a change of clothes for this one.

Event ends by 8.15pm.

We will sometimes go to a pub afterwards called the Prospect of Whitby which is close to the centre.

Please let Aquabats know if you are attending the boat trip by contacting Arthur Payne on 07812 721517

Date: 8 August 2019  Time:  6:15 pm to  8:15 pm
Venue: Shadwell DLR Station, Cable St, Shadwell, London, E1 2QF
Contact: Arthur Payne on  07812 721517


Changes to Tennis VI Classifications

VI Tennis - British Blind Sport – B5 upper limit

Changes to UK Tennis VI Classifications.

British Blind Sport – B5 upper limit review

Five categories are used to classify athletes recreationally and domestically in the UK. British Blind Sport has been reviewing the B5 category and has decided to introduce an upper limit which previously has not existed.

The upper limit for B5 will now be set at 6/18 (LogMAR equivalent 0.47). Those with vision better than 6/18 will not now be classifiable as B5. This will be applied to all new members from May 2019.

However existing members who have been classified within the previous B5 parameters, and who have vision better than 6/18, can continue to compete until their classification is up for renewal.

If you have any concerns or need clarification on how this may affect you please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the LTA or BBS directly.


A summary of the BBS classification table is below:

B1           From no Perception of Light up to and including Hand Movements.


B2           From Counting Fingers at any distance to a visual acuity of up to and including                           2/60.   –  A field of 10 degrees or less.


B3           From a visual acuity above 2/60 to a visual acuity of up to and including 6/60.                               – A field of more than 10 degrees and less than 40 degrees.

B4           From a visual acuity above 6/60 to a visual acuity of up to and including 6/24.


B5           Above a visual acuity of better than 6/24. – Upper limit of 6/18.    

UK BBS classification v International classification in competition

For players who have a valid international classification, this classification will take precedence over any UK BBS classification, even in domestic competitions. Only players who have competed internationally as part of the GB Team will have this type of classification, and players must have a valid date on their international classification ID card for this to happen.

For clarification this means that if a player is classified as “B3” by the UK BBS system, but classified as a “B2” internationally they can play as a B2 in UK competitions.

Any questions please get in touch,
Claire McCulloch
Disability Competitions Co-ordinator

D: +442084877124
M: +447957959057


App that sets a train stop alert!

Stay on Route - an App that sets train stop alerts!

Stay On Route

Have you ever missed getting off at your train station? Was it because you were tired or distracted?

Stay On Route would like to see the app improve the lives of everyone who travels by train. But especially those who are severely visually impaired or blind, giving them the independence to travel by train. Continue reading App that sets a train stop alert!

New PSFL Event Dates

Partially Sighted Football League Dates 2019-20

Partially Sighted Football League 2019-20

New PSFL Event Dates 


  • Open Cup 21st September 2019
  • League One 19th October 2019
  • League Two 16th November 2019


  • Three 11th January 2020
  • League Four 1st February 2020
  • League Five 29th February 2020
  • League Six 21st March 2020
  • League Cup+Presentation Event 25th April 2020


Skiing: Ridderweek Audio Podcasts

Audio Podcasts

Every winter at the end of March a very special multi disability multi snow sports event takes place
in a small mountain village in Norway 220 km north west of Oslo

My name is Ying Chan and I am a blind cross country skier who is one of 400 participants from 12 different countries coming to Beitostolen to take part in the Ridder week.

It’s a fun week of cross country ski races culminating in the big 20 k ski race known as the Ridderren or Knight’s race.
This podcast will plunge you in to the mad atmosphere and excitement created by the sounds, music and voices of the incredible Ridder week!

The Ridderren – Mad, Crazy, Exciting Disabled Cross Country Ski Racing in Norway


I’ve also added a recording of the army band playing at the celebration dinner on Saturday night if you would like to listen to it:

Army band playing at the celebration dinner

Please visit
for information on the Ridder week