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Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May with Berkshire Vision

Welcome to the Newbury Tandem Challenge with Berkshire vision!

  • Do you like to Cycle?
  • Have you ever ridden a Tandem Cycle?
  • Or do you just want to have fun and support your
    local community?
  • Berkshire Vision is hosting The Newbury Tandem Challenge this year, at Victoria Park in Newbury.

The Newbury Tandem Challenge is a fun competition for both individuals and businesses.

You don’t need to have any experience of tandem cycling, as we offer training for you and your team, on the day. The Challenge involves a 10k cycle ride across the Park, collecting 3 items that will be hidden, on the route.  Additionally, the stoker (person in the back) will be blindfolded.

Event Details:

Date: 24th May 2020  Time: 10.00 am (special training session:) Event 11.00 am

Venue: Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ  Cost: £25

The Challenge costs £25 per person and does not include the bike and we ask each participant to get ‘sponsored per mile’.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

To register, sign up here.

website link: https://berkshirevision.org.uk

If you are representing a company, you 10:00 am with a special training session can dress up and wear your company logo on your shirts.

The Winners will be presented with the Berkshire Vision Newbury Tandem Challenge Trophy and we’ll be publishing the final leaderboard of results on our website.

If you require a tandem bike and have a disability, you can get one for free with Charlotte’s Tandem. Go to their website and complete their form and they will contact you.

If you do not have a bike, we can help you hire one.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

If you are representing a business or a corporate, we are offering 5 bikes for the first five businesses who join this challenge. Get in contact with us to find out about availability.

On the day, we will have music, food and artists performing. So, come and have a wicked Sunday with your family. Your participation will help our charity to support the services for blind and partially sighted children and adults in your local community,

You can pay for the challenge in the following bank account.

Please use CHALLENGE as the reference.

Berkshire County Blind society

Business Current Account

Nat West

Sort code: 601721

Account number:90292189

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

 

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May with Berkshire Vision
Venue:
Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ
Time:
10.00 am training - Event starts 11.00 am
Phone:
0118 987 2803
Date:
24th May 2020
Cost:
£25


Welcome to the Newbury Tandem Challenge with Berkshire vision!

  • Do you like to Cycle?
  • Have you ever ridden a Tandem Cycle?
  • Or do you just want to have fun and support your
    local community?
  • Berkshire Vision is hosting The Newbury Tandem Challenge this year, at Victoria Park in Newbury.

The Newbury Tandem Challenge is a fun competition for both individuals and businesses.

You don’t need to have any experience of tandem cycling, as we offer training for you and your team, on the day. The Challenge involves a 10k cycle ride across the Park, collecting 3 items that will be hidden, on the route.  Additionally, the stoker (person in the back) will be blindfolded.

Event Details:

Date: 24th May 2020  Time: 10.00 am (special training session:) Event 11.00 am

Venue: Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ  Cost: £25

The Challenge costs £25 per person and does not include the bike and we ask each participant to get ‘sponsored per mile’.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

To register, sign up here.

website link: https://berkshirevision.org.uk

If you are representing a company, you 10:00 am with a special training session can dress up and wear your company logo on your shirts.

The Winners will be presented with the Berkshire Vision Newbury Tandem Challenge Trophy and we’ll be publishing the final leaderboard of results on our website.

If you require a tandem bike and have a disability, you can get one for free with Charlotte’s Tandem. Go to their website and complete their form and they will contact you.

If you do not have a bike, we can help you hire one.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

If you are representing a business or a corporate, we are offering 5 bikes for the first five businesses who join this challenge. Get in contact with us to find out about availability.

On the day, we will have music, food and artists performing. So, come and have a wicked Sunday with your family. Your participation will help our charity to support the services for blind and partially sighted children and adults in your local community,

You can pay for the challenge in the following bank account.

Please use CHALLENGE as the reference.

Berkshire County Blind society

Business Current Account

Nat West

Sort code: 601721

Account number:90292189

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

 

Pushing the Boundaries

Pushing the Boundaries - Ruth Stacy - Berkshire Vision

Ruth Stacey has been a member of Berkshire Vision for 17 years. She is an inspiration to those around her and during that time has enjoyed a number of activities and sporting programmes.

original post from  the InFocus newsletter 

Last year she completed the Westminster to Devizes  Canoe Race which is a grueling 125 miles. Her story is inspirational and shows how, even with a visual impairment, anything is possible. “I’ve been a member of Berkshire Vision since I was registered partially sighted at age 10. I am now 28.

During that time, I have enjoyed attending many different events including theatre trips, chocolate factories, seaside trips, ten-pin bowling, and art and crafts. When sports were introduced I tried most of them including golf, tennis, dragon boating, athletics, cricket,
swimming, wall climbing, tandem cycling, ice skating, skiing, archery, and sailing.

I have also traveled with Berkshire Vision to Sicily where I did scuba diving, wind
surfing and to North Wales where I tried rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking and white-water rafting.

Since being part of Berkshire Vision I have made many new friends of all ages. This has given me the confidence to give everything a try and to attempt many challenges.
Following taster sessions, I have pursued a few activities on my own.

I now kayak regularly with a partner and have completed the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (125 miles with 77 portages) twice. I play for both the Berkshire Stags V.I. cricket team and the UK women cricket team.

Along with two other Berkshire Vision members I went to Barbados this summer to play against the West Indies team.

Each year, together with other members of Berkshire Vision, I take part in the Metro games in London, winning many medals for athletics. I am also very proud to have run my first half marathon in October, at the Royal Parks event, raising money for Berkshire Vision.
Having joined Berkshire Vision as a child I now get great pleasure from helping out at some of the children’s events.

I dress up as an elf at the Christmas party and help Santa give presents to the children. I helped out at the animal encounter which was great fun for everyone.I hope I show other people with visual impairment that it doesn’t stop you from joining in, having a lot of fun, making friends and achieving goals.

Last year I was invited to be part of the “This Girl Can”campaign to encourage young women to get involved in sport – if this V.I. girl can, anyone can; they just need to
be encouraged to have a go!”

 

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The charity was established as Berkshire County Blind Society in 1910. We are proud of our heritage and following our centenary decided to update the charity so that we can continue our legacy of support with a new and dynamic image.

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