Ride finishes in Sydney today

FOUR thousand kilometres in four weeks is an extraordinary journey for anyone, but just imagine trying it if you were blind on the back of a tandem pushbike.

That’s exactly what Brisbane-based brothers Lorin and Dean Nicholson will achieve when they arrive on the steps of the Sydney Opera House at 8am today.

They will complete this epic journey in the company of their pilot riders John Eder (of Warwick) and Grant Williams (of Brisbane) and the iconic Sydney landmark will never have looked better for any of them.

The reason for their journey is threefold:

1) They will become the first blind persons to cycle 4000km across Australia, creating national history and a landmark achievement for the vision impaired;

2) They aim to raise $300,000 for Vision Australia, which equates to $1 for every blind or vision impaired person in this country; and

3) Their dearest wish is to change the public perception of what a blind or vision impaired person is capable of.

The Blind Courage cyclists leave the Bass Hill Velodrome at 6.30am today for the opera house.

Donations to www.blindcourage.com



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