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Cyclists...will you help?

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by gwhite, 27 Nov 2007.

  1. gwhite

    gwhite Über Member

    Auchtermuchty Fife
    Cyclists, will you help?

    I'm a volunteer with "Bikeworks", and am part of a project which helps train people with various disabilities in bicycle mechanics and repair. This is a very worthwhile project but we do need funds to further our work. Can I ask for your help in voting for us in the "People's Millions" competition which is held on Tuesday the 27th of November. Phone lines are open from 6 PM on the 27th and voters can cast ten votes by calling a number identifying the project. Calls from a landline cost 10 pence so I would ask you to contribute £1 in the form of ten calls for what is a very worthy cause.

    To vote for us the number to call is 08702 436 701 and lines are open following the broadcast at 6 pm. Ten calls, each representing a vote are allowed from any one voter.
    Many thanks, George.

    Based in Fife, BikeWorks are a new community business run by and run for people with disabilities in Fife. BikeWorks recycle bikes and create employment and volunteering opportunities. The Bikeworks project would reclaim and recondition bikes destined for landfill sites reducing the damage to the environment and encouraging people to exercise and enjoy the outdoors through access to low cost cycles.
    "Bikeworks "will feature on the "People's Millions" which will be shown on STV at six pm on Tuesday the 27th of November.

    Note to mods: Please feel free to move this post to any section felt to be more appropriate....or to all of them as it is central to cycling interests.

  2. You've got my vote!
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Likewise - I've read about your work, I'll be voting, and all the best to you.
  4. gwhite

    gwhite Über Member

    Auchtermuchty Fife
    Lines are now open for voting guys and I would welcome your support. Ten votes will cost you a quid and I can't think of a better way to further the cause of cycling. The number is 08702436701.
  5. Voted with the land line, I also voted with Skype using my parents number, I'm sure they wont mind.
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Doing it now.

    Let us know how you get on eh?
  7. gwhite

    gwhite Über Member

    Auchtermuchty Fife
    We were unsuccessful and lost this one. Many thanks to those who voted for us.
  8. dang.

    can i have my quid back?
  9. gwhite

    gwhite Über Member

    Auchtermuchty Fife
    Just had a call this morning to tell us that, as best runner-up, we had won around £50,000. Great news as this will allow us to continue with the work.
  10. well done. good luck with the project.