A women standing by a road bike on grass with trees in the background

Ex-Moorfields patient, Angela Boucher, cycled 100 miles from London to Essex and back to raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity.

Keen cyclist, Angela, got all geared up to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Charity. She took part in the prestigious Ride London event on 29 May 2022. 

This challenging bike ride of 100 miles started at Victoria Embankment in central London. She then headed to Essex, through the scenic Epping Forest and passing picturesque villages.

Riders received huge cheers as they crossed the finish line at the iconic Tower Bridge.

Angela remains grateful for the wonderful treatment she received for a rare eye condition at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

After referral by a consultant in 2003 in her hometown of Cheltenham, Angela received eye surgery to treat Brown’s syndrome. This is a condition in which a damaged tendon constricts the movement of the eye, affecting vision.

I am grateful to Moorfields for giving me the best possible chance.

Angela

A women riding a road bike, smiling at the camera, with greenery in the background

Photos of Angela taken by Colin Boucher

Angela is passionate about raising funds to aid further research into eye conditions and diseases. She wants to help other patients like herself who need specialised support. 

Moorfields Eye Charity funds world-leading eye research, education and patient care that make a difference to many people suffering from eye disease and sight loss.

A keen cyclist since childhood, Angela loves the fantastic atmosphere at Ride London. She last participated in 2019, before the pandemic set in and put a stop to charity events.

In May 2022, she was very excited to get back in the saddle for Moorfields.

Her advice to would-be fundraisers?

Pick a challenge that you’ll enjoy and know that you’re raising funds for a very worthwhile charity. Remember, your eyesight is very important.

Thank you so much, Angela, for your fabulous fundraising efforts! You are a Moorfields superstar.