Midhurst cycling challenge for sight loss charity

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Visually impaired wheelchair user David Beresford is taking on a marathon cycling challenge to raise funds for people in Midhurst and across West Sussex who are living with form of sight loss.

On Monday (February 20) he begins a marathon challenge to ride 150kms - or 93 miles - on a hand bike at the Grange Leisure Centre over 15 days.

David is raising money for 4SIGHT, which provides services to more than 5,000 blind and partially sighted people across West Sussex every year.

Bev Tinson, project development and outreach officer said: “About 31,000 people in the county are living with a form of sight loss. Your donation, no matter how small, can make a positive difference to somebody’s life!”

David hopes to cycle at least 15km each day ending on Friday, March 3. The challenge will take him through various levels of difficulty working up to Level 17 which is the equivalent of climbing Harting Hill at a gradient of 32 per cent.

Anyone who would like to sponsor David can go into the Midhurst 4SIGHT Centre in

North Street, enter their name and amount pledged on a sponsor form or ring 01730 812 338.

You can also sponsor him online at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/midhursthandbikechallenge

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