An amazing feat

FUNDRAISING Simon Kidd was riding a tandem bike with John Jenkins, who is blind.   Picture: Paul Jacobs (113316-1)
FUNDRAISING Simon Kidd was riding a tandem bike with John Jenkins, who is blind. Picture: Paul Jacobs (113316-1)
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CYCLING 50 miles would be a great achievement for anyone – but it was an even more epic journey for John Jenkins.

John, who is blind, pulled off the incredible feat to raise money for charity.

He rode from Southwick across the South Downs in aid of Action for Blind People.

He took the journey on a tandem bike with the help of co-rider Simon Kidd and was joined by around 150 other cyclists.

The event was arranged by Waterlooville Rotary Club.

More than £3,000 was raised for Action for Blind People, along with an additional £2,000 for other charities.

Neil Clifton, club president, wanted to help the charity because his six-year-old granddaughter Phoebe is registered blind.

He praised John, from Dorset, for his efforts.

Mr Clifton said: ‘It’s a spectacular achievement.

‘Close your eyes and imagine cycling a bike, going round corners and putting all your trust in the guy in front of you, it’s quite a challenge – but that’s John Jenkins!’