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Charity Rides

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Gerry Attrick, 12 May 2008.

  1. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Mrs A and myself have just completed our first charity ride on behalf of the British Heart Foundation. It was a cracking route of 40 miles around the Vale of Belvoir, incorporating some of the areas most scenic vistas and cycle-friendly roads. There were I believe over 1000 riders taking part on all kinds of bikes from seasoned club riders on top line exotica to grannies on shoppers! And don't think the route was chosen with grannies in mind because there was a shorter route for the less fit, but the full route incorporated a number of hills from one seriously hard climb to the long drawn-out energy sapper. (There was also a dream of a long stretch of downhill where I saw 45 mph on my computer).

    Anyway the pint of my post is to recommend the BHF rides to you chaps and chapesses as a way of riding where you might not usually get with very friendly types and where you can ride at whatever pace you like. You can find details of the events here: http://tinyurl.com/68ws9l, and if you help to raise money for the BHF then your cockles will surely be warmed.
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    If anyone presents me with another charity sponsorship form I am going to kill them. Slowly and painfully.

    Apart from my one and a half year old who is doing a sponsored half mile toddle next week. Anyone care to sponsor her please? Come on, dig deep. ;)
     
  3. OP
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    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Excuse me Dom, I don't recall asking you or anyone on CC for sponsorship, and neither would I. I merely seek to recommend the rides.:wacko:
     
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Dom's just a grumpy old fool.
     
  5. OP
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    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Yep. I reckon he's at least two out of those three:smile:
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    So are you going to sponsor my littl'un then? :wacko:
     
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    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I'd love to Dom, but I know how those sponsor forms offend so I couldn't possibly encourage it:biggrin:
     
  8. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Where abouts in Lincs?

    I'm very close to the Leics border in SW Lincs during the week...
     
  9. OP
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    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I'm on the outskirts of a small village in the north.
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset

    What????? Pay for him so that he can go on a free jolly????

    I don't think so.