A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

To Begin at the end

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Before, during, and after their epic round-the-world adventure, Cathy and Bernard were interviewed by a variety of newspapers and radio and TV programmes.
The interviews provided the opportunity to raise awareness of the issues facing blind people and the motivation and aims of the journey. A selection are presented below apart from the first which is a promotional video:

Blasting around the world in one minute forty seconds

Interview conducted for Sky and Virgin Media

BBC Radio 4 Inheritance Tracks by Cathy’s sister Annie.

Broadcast from Sydney when visiting Vision Australia,

Broadcast by The Australian Broadcasting Corporation while on the road

Broadcast on Granada Television on return to the UK.

BBC Radio 4 interview with Peter White on landing back in the UK.

BBC Radio Manchester Interview on return with Heather Stott


Not a Media issue but one we like very much. Made for friends and family when we came back from a test run though Europe in 2006.

Additional radio interviews.

BBC Radio Merseyside.
Buzz FM.
Key 103.
Wythenshawe Community Radio.
InSight Radio.
Wire FM.

List of media articles.

Catherine appeared in numerous publications, on radio, TV programmes and internet sites around the world, from Pakistan to Australia and beyond. The following is not an exhaustive list but a sample of the many articles written about the journey.

Print Articles

Adv Moto Dual Sports Magazine (USA)



Manchester Evening News Before Leaving.


Manchester Evening News The Return Home.


Candis Magazine.


Disability Now Magazine.


The People Sunday Newspaper Magazine.


Yours Magazine Celebrity Section.


The Daily Post.


The Liverpool Echo.


Warrington Mid Week.


The Bikeress.


Sydney Australia – Inner Western


Blind adventurer climbs Machu Picchu – Vision Australia.

Blind Adventurer Flies into Australia – Perth Now.

The Florida Division of Blind Services.

This is Cheshire.

Auto Trader.

Catherine big in Hungary!

Manchester Evening News online

Bike Animal.

Real Travel.

Da Moto (Spain).

Motorcycle News.

Guide Dogs.

The Weekly News.

Brits at their Best.