Paul and Alan in tandem for OAB.Alan Howell, who is registered blind, and Paul Hardy are teaming up to ride tandem in this year’s Bike Oxford event which takes place on Sunday 13th September.

Paul, a keen local cyclist, heard Alan giving an interview on BBC Radio Oxford earlier in the summer. Alan explained that he was hoping to take part in the event, but needed a guide rider to front ride on the tandem and Paul was quick to respond with an offer of help.

They have both been in training and recently undertook their first ride on the tandem bike they will be using on the day (see picture). Both riders will be cycling 50 miles around Oxfordshire whilst raising funds for Oxfordshire Association for the Blind. You can lend your support and sponsor them online by visiting Paul’s JustGiving page.