Jim Moore stopped cycling when his eyesight deteriorated but he longed to be back on a bike. Then he discovered the LIsburn Tandem Group and has discovered a new 'cycling' lease of life.
Jim has Macular Degeneration so has no central vision, but relatively good peripheral vision.
He began cycling for pleasure when he got his first bike at ten years old. He continued cycling until his mid-twenties, when his sight had deteriorated to the point where he was no longer safe on a bike.
During his teens and early twenties, Jim was "never off a bike", cycling to work from Donaghadee to Bangor in the summertime and using it as his mode of transport to get to different Youth Hostels the length and breadth of Northern Ireland.