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Lions are off and riding

image-tools (89)The 2013 Lions Ride for Sight set off from Orbost on Wednesday and will arrive at HMAS Cerberus on the Mornington Peninsula on Sunday 21 April.

The fun, non-competitive event is enjoying its 20th anniversary this year and raises vital funds for eye research and promotes the detection of early eye disease.

In the past 20 years, Ride for Sight has raised close to $800,000 for eye research. In 2012, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) received more than $40,000 to support our low vision and avoidable blindness research.

“The support CERA receives from this annual event is outstanding. We are incredibly grateful to all riders and the Lions clubs in Gippsland supporting the event,” commented Managing Director, Professor Jonathan Crowston.

“The money we receive from Ride for Sight not only supports our research but also raises community awareness about preventable blindness.”

More than 50 cyclists are taking part in this year’s ride. They will pass through 16 towns during the five-day, 350-odd kilometre bike ride.

CERA researchers and staff wish all participants in this year’s ride a safe and enjoyable journey.

Learn more about the Ride for Sight