Welcome to the Big Blind Walk 2018!
I am planning to walk approximately 1,000 miles through Great Britain, starting on Sunday 29 April 2018 at Land’s End (Cornwall) and finishing at John O’Groats (Scotland) sometime around 22 June, taking approximately 7 weeks to complete this challenge. Click on my planned Route for more details or Keep track of me and support me every step of the way! Use the Live GPS Google map tracking service by clicking here. Feel free to forward this link ( https://bigblindwalk.com/gps/ ) to friends, colleagues and contacts.Route
Accompanied and guided by friends and colleagues, , members of the public, voluntary sector representatives and patient support groups, researchers, eye health and health care professionals, I will be visiting eye clinics, eye hospitals and community centres along the route, sharing experiences with patients and practitioners and promoting the wonders of eye research!
I tandem cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 2010 and so I now want to turn around and do it all again, getting up even more close and personal with the different terrains, environments and communities throughout the country and encourage others, sighted and less sighted to join me on this adventure. My training regime starts during December, so feel free to visit my blog and keep pace with me!Blog
Sponsors and Partner
Supported by VisionBridge.
I am so grateful for the tremendous financial and promotional support provided by my charity partner National Eye Research Centre (NERC) and my two leading sponsors Second Sight and 100% Optical (The UK’s largest optical show took place at London ExCel 27-29 January and was bigger, bolder and brighter than ever before. 8,936 visitors came together to learn, network and discover the latest products, technologies, and solutions on an international stage, with the event delivering even more international brands across Eyewear, Equipment, Lenses, Business Services and Audiology than ever.
(100% Optical is the must-attend event for all businesses and professionals working in the Optical Industry).
Also, a big thank you for the reach and exposure provided by my media partner Primary Health Net.
Please read more about them all on their respective pages.