Blind biker's trek
TO BE blind and riding a bicycle from Brisbane to Sydney seems daunting, but for Steve Widders it's a walk in the park.
Mr Widders arrived in Grafton on Friday afternoon with his companion, Dr Mick Adams in the first days of the trek to Sydney to raise awareness of indigenous family health issues.
Fred Hollows diagnosed him as legally blind 20 years ago
The rigors of the journey should not be too much for Mr Widders who has walked the Kokoda Track as part of his leadership training.
Mr Widders and Dr Adams met with the CEO of Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, Scott Monaghan on Friday afternoon.
The pair spent Saturday in Grafton and Mr Widders addressed the Lions convention on Saturday night, talking about how he has overcome personal challenges including depression and suicidal tendencies.
"I realised nothing would change unless I changed, so I set out to turn adversity into a more positive mode," he said.
They mounted their tandem for Coffs Harbour yesterday.