I'm a hero!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Brandane, 8 Nov 2018.

  1. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    Normally I dislike the overuse of the word "hero", but in this case I think it's fully deserved.
    For the serious of thought, I'm only jesting. It was hardly heroic, just a weeks holiday spent going for an enjoyable bike ride, and raising some money for a local cause. Don't see any harm in combining the two, but I'm sure some will disagree.

    The local paper got hold of the story of my recent trip from Mull of Galloway to John o' Groats, a Scottish end to end. The headline is a bit OTT in my opinion, but here it is (N.B. Please DO NOT make any further donations to the BTDonate link as target has been reached - donate to a charity of your own choice if you wish; and many thanks to all the CC'ers who donated at the time).

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    Edited to crudely protect identities!
    Last edited: 8 Nov 2018
  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    @Brandane Congratulations on riding your bike and having an enjoyable trip. You are a hero to me for being able to lift your semi loaded bike above your head. :tongue:
  3. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Your a hero for enduring the windy and wet weather you encountered .
    But of a bit ott headline but enjoy your fame and we all know your names not brandane now
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  4. .......And a hero to all those elderly residents who take the opportunity to ride those Trishaw cycles.:okay: :bicycle:
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  5. Jody

    Jody Platinum member

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  6. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    The headline says Brandane was 'hailed' a hero, so it would be correct if someone else had called him a hero, even if you disagree with the description.

    If the journalist has a quote from someone saying: 'Brandane is a hero', she has omitted to use it, so the headline cannot be justified.

    All of which is considerably less interesting than Brandane's effort for this community project which really seems to have made a difference.
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  7. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

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  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
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  9. Davos87

    Davos87 Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    Yes well done. A terrific effort for such a good cause. You should feel very proud of yourself.
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  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
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  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Well done that man :bravo:
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  12. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    I just loved this quote
    "I had tried doing it before but the rain got too bad i jumped on the train and went home"

    didn't know you didn't care for the rain.? you've never mentioned it before.

    It's a good positive story so well done you
  13. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Very proud of you.
    Awesome effort
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  14. Old jon

    Old jon Veteran

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  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Well done sir.
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