Ride to the Eye raises £1,300 for charity

Malcolm Redford and his wife Caroline Palmer finish the Ride to the Eye, from Colne to London, raising money for the Macular Society (s)
Malcolm Redford and his wife Caroline Palmer finish the Ride to the Eye, from Colne to London, raising money for the Macular Society (s)

A husband and wife from Colne have completed a cycle ride to the capital raising cash for an eyesight charity.

Malcolm Redford, who has suffered with macular degeneration for five years, took on the challenge of riding to the London Eye for the fourth time and it was the second time that his wife Caroline Palmer has joined him.

The pair finished in eight days, raising £1,300 for the Macular Society, before Malcolm cycled all the way back home to Colne.

This year, the route took them from Colne along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Bingley, via Pontefract, Doncaster and on to Gainsborough, then down in to Lincolnshire, through Cambridgshire and Hertfordshire and on to the finish in London.

Malcolm said: “We got to London as planned on August 9th as planned. It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip, and we are both fitter as a result.”