Lycra-clad Countess of Wessex Takes Part in London Bike Ride for Charity


Lycra-clad Countess of Wessex Takes Part in London Bike Ride for Charity

The Countess of Wessex got back in the saddle as she joined a group of visually impaired cyclists for a tandem cycle ride in Bushy Park, West London.

Sophie's latest outing on Tuesday was in conjunction with her patronage, Vision Foundation, to highlight the importance of independent living for blind and partially sighted people and to promote its See My Skills report. 

The Countess, 56, was dressed for the July showers in blue waterproof and black leggings as she piloted the tandem ride.

Sophie has been Vision Foundation's patron since 2003, having taken over the role of the Queen Mother.

The Countess is a keen cyclist, having completed the 450-mile Diamond Challenge as she cycled from Edinburgh to London in 2016.


Lycra-clad Countess of Wessex Takes Part in London Bike Ride for Charity

Safety first! The Countess put on her cycling helmet ahead of her ride and donned a Vision Foundation charity shirt. 

The See My Skills report sets out the charity's plan to tackle high unemployment rates among blind and partially sighted people and Tuesday's event was part of a campaign about "working in tandem to break the cycle of unemployment for people with sight loss".

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