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Blind tandem riders pedal through Colchester
11:00am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in Countywide news
BLIND Dutch cyclists stopped off in Wivenhoe on their way to watch the Paralympic Games.
The 20 riders and their sighted guides were travelling on tandems from Nunspeet, Holland, to London, and raising money for research into a disease which begins with night blindness.
The stop-over was the fourth day of the trip, with the stage taking them from Harwich to Braintree via a lunch break at the Fox pub in Layer-de-la-Haye.
The trip was organised by ZIZoz (the Sight Worry Foundation), which runs activities for people with visual impairments.