An 11-strong CooperVision-inspired team of cyclists rode the London Revolution last weekend raising money for Optometry Giving Sight (OSG). So far the team has raised more than £4,500 and is now urging supporters to dig deep to reach the £5,000 mark to help OGS’s work, saving sight around the globe. Donations can be made at www.cycleforsight.co.uk.

The 185- mile circuit of the city was spread over two days with the riders taking in iconic London landmarks before heading out into the countryside and Surrey’s stunning scenery. The event turned out to be two hard days in the saddle with the speediest of the group taking just six hours to cover the first 100 miles on the first day despite having to negotiate the busy London streets.

Despite rain on the Saturday night both days stayed mercifully dry. This left the country lanes wet and muddy leading to problems. On each day various members of the group, which included Optician editor Chris Bennett, spent up to 10 hours on the road with punctures and other mechanical issues but all agreed that raising money for such a worthy cause was worth it.