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Tandem Project Update

Mt Jagged Promotional Partnership

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The Tandem Project organised a ride to Victor Harbour to visit Mt Jagged Wines, who are generously donating $2 from every bottle when you order a case of 12 wines. These funds will be benefiting our sponsorship partner Eye Play Sport, which in turn supports our equipment purchase and repair. The winter has been extremely harsh on our program, and many of our vision impaired athletes were unable to make the epic ride from lack of fitness, but we did manage to get three tandems to survive the distance. Eight-time Paralympian Kieran Modra and Tandem Captain Mike Hoile were there to pull us through the wind. You can read about Kieran’s epic time in Rio in our next Tandem Project Update.

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The ride was conducted in nearly idyllic conditions, albeit a tad windy, but this was forgivable considering it wasn’t freezing and we didn’t get poured on. Some unexpected obstacle courses were met along the way. A very large section of downed trees was difficult enough to get through with single bikes, let alone passing three tandems and their vision impaired athletes through the maze of branches and leaves.

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Many thanks as always to Eye Play Support for their continued partnership, and sincere appreciation to Mt Jagged Wines for being such welcoming and generous hosts.