500km Bike Ride Fundraiser

Map showing Matt's route across the country from Aberystwyth to Great Yarmouth.Cyclist Matt Hill took on his biggest challenge yet in aid of the Aniridia Network – riding 500km in a single day! That’s 100km further than the ride he completed for us last year.

On Saturday 16th June, Matt cycled across the width of the country. His adventure started in the early hours, crossing the Welsh mountains in the dark, before heading into Shropshire, the Midlands, Northampton and Cambridge, and finally coming to rest in Great Yarmouth on the East Coast. There he met Martin, one of of our trustee’s to receive our thanks in person.

Matt Hill smiling, with arms outstretched, wearing a white Aniridia Network t-shirt, black trousers and a black cap.Matt was inspired to ride for us again after attending this year’s conference in London, joined by friends who have a son with aniridia, where he saw how money donated last year went towards vital projects and events. This included the £4,400 he raised in that period.

Matt was therefore keen to raise even more money this time around, with a target of £5,000. He ended up raising over £7,100!

Please go to Matt’s JustGiving Page to find out more and donate if you can. If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to select Gift Aid, which will increase the donation at no extra cost to you.

We thanks Matt immensely for taking on another challenge on our behalf.


About Aniridia Network

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. First registered as a charity in 2011 and fully in 2018.
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