CYCLIST Steve Slator, of Meltham, joined 7,000 cyclists on one stage of the Tour de France challenge to raise money for Sight Savers International.
Stage 10 was a 237km stretch which included four climbs finishing at St-Flour in the south of the country.
"I have always been an active cyclist and I have been fortunate to visit some of the most beautiful places in this country," he said.
"I realise how lucky I am to be able to see them. I wanted to help those who are in danger of losing their sight or who are blind when there's no reason for them to be."
Sight Savers works in some of the world's poorest countries where the risk of going blind is 10 times higher than in the UK because eye care services and not so readily available.
"There are 45m blind people in the world and it's shocking that 80% could have their sight restored or need not have become blind in the first place if the right treatment was available to them," added Steve.