Athletes & Ambassadors

Meet some of our Cycle for Sight Athletes and Ambassadors and move with them on June 19th!

Athlete Spokespersons

Lowell Taylor profile picture

Lowell Taylor is a Parapan Silver Medalist and Paralympic 2021 hopeful in cycling. Lowell has retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease, and lives in Lethbridge, AB. Learn more about Lowell here.

Victoria Nolan profile picture

Victoria Nolan is a Paralympic bronze medalist in rowing. Victoria has retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease, and lives and trains in southern Ontario. Learn more about Victoria here.

Jessica Tuomela profile picture

Jessica Tuomela has competed in swimming in two Paralympic games and is a 2021 Paralympic hopeful for the triathlon. Jessica was blinded by retinoblastoma at the age of three and lives in Victoria, BC. Learn more about Jessica here.

Donovan Tildesley profile picture

Donovan Tildesley has competed at four Paralympic Games, winning five medals, and he was the flagbearer at the 2008 Paralympics. Donovan has Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a rare genetic eye disease and lives in Vancouver, BC. See Donovan's bio here.

Maya Jonas profile picture

Maya Jonas is a Paralympic athlete and Canada Winter Games silver and bronze medalist in Nordic skiing. Maya has retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease, and lives in Toronto, ON. Learn more about Maya here.


Shelagh Anson has two young children who were born with Usher Syndrome, a disease that affects hearing and sight. Read her family’s story here.

Debbie Dal Bello-Conn has two teen daughters living with Retinitis Pigmentosa and cycles so they can regain their sight. Read her family’s story here.

Laura Feltz lost her sight from glaucoma. Read about her experience riding on a tandem at Cycle for Sight.

Dave Sweeny is the founder of Cycle for Sight and lives with x-linked retinoschisis. Learn how he celebrated 11 years of Cycle for Sight here.

Lawrence Penny decided to bring Cycle for Sight to St. John’s Newfoundland after experiencing the event in Toronto. Learn why Lawrence rides in this story and also in this story.

Jenn Wicks was inspired by partially sighted cyclists and so took on riding the Newfoundland T’Railway to fundraise for Cycle for Sight. Learn more here.

Also, Fighting Blindness Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Friendship with the Lions Clubs of Canada.