Blind-ride interest booms

AFTER a night at a bush camp just east of Narrandera, the Blind Courage riders were joined by six local riders for the final 20 kilometres into Wagga Wagga yesterday.

One of the riders was a 60-year-old woman referred to in Wagga Wagga as the “pocket rocket”.

They had a huge reception at the Vision Australia office in Wagga Wagga and a barbecue hosted by Rotary.

Warwick State High School staff member John Eder, the Nicholson brothers and Grant Williams have ridden from Perth and will arrive at the Sydney Opera House on Monday morning.

The brothers will become the first blind cyclists to ride across Australia.

Wagga Wagga massage therapist Robyn Salau freed some of the tight muscles of the two pilot riders yesterday.

They rode to Gundagai late yesterday and arrive in Canberra today. Ride field publicist Anna Rose said blindParalympic gold medallist Lindy Hou would join thecyclists for the Canberra leg.

“We have been inundated with media requests in the past two days and hope this is reflected in donations which can be made on www:blindcourage.com.



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