After months of build up and many miles out on the roads of Britain putting in practice, yesterday saw the start of Goalball UK’s Tandem Bike Challenge. 15 Visually Impaired Goalball players, 15 sighted pilots, 2 solo cyclists, 2 support vans, 2 support cars and 1 guide dog descended on Morecambe for the start of the 4 day challenge.
At the start line, there was a mixture of nerves and excitement as everyone got ready for the ‘Grand Départ‘. We interviewed Goalball CEO Mike Reilly and South Yorkshire Goalball player Anthony O’Keefe to see how they were feeling about the challenge ahead:
Click Here to listen to Mike’s interview.
Click Here to listen to Anthony’s interview.
At 4pm, the challenge got underway, with the riders biking the 28 miles from Morecambe to the overnight stop at The Dalesbridge Centre near Austwick. Even though there were a few challenging hills and a slight detour into the centre of Austwick, everyone was in great spirits and thoroughly enjoying the challenge and taking in the spectacular landscapes.