Members of Southend in Sight took to the saddle on Tuesday 11 September when the charity visited Just Ride Southend for a morning of bike riding.

Southend in Sight took 12 VIPs (visually impaired people) to Just Ride Southend’s base at Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre, Garon Park, to enjoy the freedom of cycling in a safe, traffic-free environment on specially adapted cycles. They were accompanied by five sighted volunteers with support from the Just Ride volunteers.

Southend in Sight member Steve Wright said ‘It was brilliant!  – And great to ride a bike again after all these years, in a safe environment.’

Just Ride Southend runs regular drop‑in inclusive cycling sessions for people of all ages and abilities. More information about Just Ride Southend can be found at

For further information about the services and assistance provided by Southend in Sight, please call 01702 342131 or go to