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London 100 - Olympic legacy event

 
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D.Hancock



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: London 100 - Olympic legacy event Reply with quote

I know fundraising threads can be a bore but hey ho....

I decided to do a charity event after spending time with Ronnie Coyle in the year/months leading up to his passing. His strength really did effect my outlook on life. Along with the fight one of my young workers has been through facing surgery for her Cancer I chose Cancer research.

Deal is I complete the 100 mile London/Surrey bike challenge on 4th August. This is essentially 20,000 amateurs riding the Olympic road race route. Pop on the ride in to the start and back after the event and were looking at 145 miles!!

Cycling is my thing so had it not been for the fact Ive been off the bike for 5 weeks with a torn medial collateral ligament it would have been infinatelly more straight forward!!

With no training and only one strong leg it is going to ask a lot!!

Any donation would be gratefully recieved

http://www.justgiving.com/Bike100
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done dave 1 is heading your way Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Gav the accounts holding its breath waiting on your donation!!

1p a mile sounds fair might do the Lands Edd to John O'groats next year 1000 miles just to force you to part with a tenner Wink

Hopefully the effort it took to ensure I have match commentary covered and some arranged respite for those not enamoured by my post match interviews is worth a couple of quid!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will have a long wait but i may go to 1.50. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to the very generous forumers who have added to the goal raised so far.

All systems go now with a closed road ride round central London today to warm up the old legs!

My kid met her cycling hero Laura Trott at the sign in yesterday who had wise words " if you're not at the finish line then keep pedalling" sounds easy but she is a double gold medal winner!

http://www.justgiving.com/Bike100
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Location: Lybster: O'er 'e Ord and far frae Fife

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always a great moment when a youngster meets a hero. She seems such a personable lady does "Trottie". One of the young elite men lived the first 12 years of his life just round the corner from me, then moved south because of his dad's work. You may have heard of him Davie? Name is John Paul. He was World Junior Champion sprint champion a couple of years ago and was at the Worlds in Moscow last year. Despite all of that he is still in awe of Sir Chris who is almost his mentor these days! Laughing
"Young John" (as opposed to father John) is on the cusp of being up there with the best but it is so demanding I just hope he doesn't fall away at the last stages of being an elite senior in the cut throat world of British cycling.
Found a reference.
Rising Scottish star John Paul, who is a member of the British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme and medal hopeful for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, also won gold in the sprint at the 2011 championships.

Are you planning a day out at the World Junior Championships in Glasgow next week? Great entertainment at very low prices. 6 for an adult. 3 for kids.

Best wishes, my man, for a great day out in London. Cool
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D.Hancock



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely aware of John Paul, really highly regarded prospect with much support offered by the Braveheart cycling foundation to help him reach his potential:
http://www.braveheartfund.co.uk/RiderProfile.asp?id=165

Again thanks for the donations so far. Still time to chuck a few bob to Cancer research, even if me or cycling arent your cup of tea the charity is the main thing here, visit

http://www.justgiving.com/Bike100

I managed the ride in just under 6 hours which was pretty decent with a dodgy leg. 120 miles all told (including commute) during Sunday and a great experience.

Even managed to resist the urge to push Boris from his bike when I overtook him (twice!!) He told me he was ok but his training had not made "operation chisseled whippet" come to fruition... I explained that in Fife his expression would be described as more "gurning pug like...." fair play to him he did have a joke.

I took an age to ride up the Mall as it was just amazing when I realised the crowd cheering and banging the advertising boards were actually looking at me!!

My kid and I also done 3 circuits of the 8 mile freeride route on Saturday and she has also collected a few quid for the charity. Very proud Dad.

Hey ho back to ordinary training tonight and the inevitable run in with a van driver!!

Only downside on Saturday was not getting the Rovers game....someone should look at getting a commentary service up and going or maybe even live pictures streamed over t'internet Laughing As for the guy doing the post match interviews Wink
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