Lions have 'Mountains to See'

A TANDEM bike ride down Waterfall Way with a sight impaired co-rider sounds like an extreme sport, but two Lions club members are doing it all in the name of charity.

Duval Lions Club members John Woodward and Steve Widders will be riding from Armidale to Sawtell for the Mountains to See ride, a charity event made all the more special since Steve is sight impaired.

The 'see' in the title is not a misprint, as the ride aims to raise funds for the Lions' campaign Sightfirst, an international effort to restore sight and reduce blindness in developing nations.

Duval Lions president Bruce Whan said the club has been a supporter of Sightfirst since 1999.

“More importantly because we have two vision-impaired members in our club, Steve Widders and Justin Hardman, so the club is aware of the challenges faced by vision-impaired people,” Mr Whan said.

The ride will start at 6am on Saturday from Macdonald Park and follow the Waterfall Way down to Sawtell, with stops at Ebor, Dorrigo and Bellingen.

John and Steve will lead the way on a tandem bike and will be backed by a number of support riders including Greg Clarke 'riding shotgun'.

“If you see any of the riders along Waterfall Way, give them a big cheer,” Mr Whan said.



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