‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay.
Participating cyclists will ride the scenic return route from Dalkey to Howth, which spans some 85 km. Participants will start peddling at 8.30 pm and ride into the darkness in a highly symbolic fundraising initiative to support the vital work of NCBI for people affected by sight loss.
Joining the ‘peloton’ for Cycle of Light 2018 is RTE’s Nuala Carey. Speaking at the launch Nuala said; “I love the concept of Cycle of Light, it is a magical idea. It will be a super and highly symbolic event and one that I am proud to support. The NCBI provides very valuable services for people with sight loss and Cycle of Light is a wonderfully symbolic fundraising idea which also serves to raise awareness and vital funds for people who are blind or vision impaired. So, pedal on for NCBI, and light up the night for sight!”
Speaking at the launch of Cycle of Light 2018, Chris White CEO NCBI says “NCBI’s ‘Cycle of Light’ had a hugely successful launch last year and we are delighted that this truly unique occasion has captured the support of the public and because of that we are doing it bigger and better this year.”
“NCBI is always coming up with novel events to raise much needed funds for our charity, and we are delighted that the public’s imagination is sparked by our Cycle of Light.”
Tony O’Malley, CEO of Fujitsu, main sponsors of Cycle of Light added; “We are extremely proud of our ongoing partnership with the NCBI and what we have helped to achieve since we joined forces back in 2017. Cycle of Light is a truly inspirational event which we are proud to support. We encourage everybody to hit the road and support the vital work of the NCBI in helping people affected by sight loss.”
NCBI’s services include emotional support and counselling, low vision solutions like magnifiers, assistive technology advice and training, rehabilitation training (including independent living skills and using a long cane), a large print, audio and Braille library. The organisation also has an online shop with lots of practical solutions.
To join the team and participate in the Cycle of Light visit www.ncbi.ie to register. Alternatively, contact [email protected] or call 01 882 1970. Registration closes on August 1st.