Monday, August 17, 2009

Blinded by the Bike

Although legally blind with about 6% sight, Richard still has vision.

He can "see" more than most.

Despite his disability, Richard has a substantial track record in helping others less fortunate than himself, completing 17 full marathons in places like Boston, New York, Hawaii and Dublin while raising over $250,000 dollars for charity.

The athlete formerly known as "Blind Guy Running" has taken on a new cause. Richard is now on a cross-Canada trek, riding a tandem bicycle from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland, collecting pledges for athletes with disabilities.

Today, "Blind Guy Biking" wheels his way into Moncton, NB for a noon hour press reception at City Hall, where Richard will outline his plan to raise money for Special Olympians and support a new Blind Hockey organization which will allow the visually impaired to play our national sport.

Let's go up close and personal with "Blind Guy Biking" ... Richard Holloway.

Richard has been joined on his nationwide journey by nephew Aaron Matthews acting as his lead and ‘eyes’. These go-kart Mozarts left Victoria on June 7, 2009, and plan to hit St. John's on September 5, 2009. All told, their route consists of six legs of 1,650 kilometers each with a total distance of about 10,000 kilometres.

For more information, or to make a pledge through the Canadian Progress Club secure server, visit

"You don't need sight to have a vision"

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