CitroJim's Charity Bike Ride For Our Local Hospice

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CitroJim's Charity Bike Ride For Our Local Hospice

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On August Bank Holiday I'll be riding my bike on a 40 mile sportive in support of our local hospice...

I'm just hoping it'll be warm and dry on the day but being a Bank Holiday I may be hoping for too much!

Even if it's cold and wet I'll still be doing it ;)

It'll give the old lycra a lovely outing :D

More details of the event is here: Ride For Willen 2016

I will be eternally grateful for any sponsorship via my JustGiving page.

A map of the route I'll be riding is here.

A lot of the route I know intimately as I often ride it...

Many, many thanks in anticipation...

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CitroJim wrote: Even if it's cold and wet I'll still be doing it ;)

It'll give the old lycra a lovely outing :D
I've donated a tenner, but you can have another fiver if you promise not to have any visible Lycra showing during the whole bike ride :-D :lol:

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bobins wrote:
CitroJim wrote: Even if it's cold and wet I'll still be doing it ;)

It'll give the old lycra a lovely outing :D
I've donated a tenner, but you can have another fiver if you promise not to have any visible Lycra showing during the whole bike ride :-D :lol:
:rofl2: Sorry, can't be done...

This is exactly what I'll be looking like on the day except I'll be wearing my helmet...

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Bobins, seriously, many, many thanks for the donation. It is very much appreciated and with gift aid on top it's added £2.50 to it :D

Excellent!

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I couldn't do gift aid as I'm not a tax payer. I'll double it to 20 for no lycra [emoji12] [emoji23]

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If that's what you're wearing, perhaps I should cheer you on with this:

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We acquired that on the TdF a good few years ago - the year Wiggins won !!

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bobins wrote:If that's what you're wearing, perhaps I should cheer you on with this:

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We acquired that on the TdF a good few years ago - the year Wiggins won !!
Perfect :D Lovely souvenir!
daviemck2006 wrote:I couldn't do gift aid as I'm not a tax payer. I'll double it to 20 for no lycra [emoji12] [emoji23]
That's a shame Davie :( Trouble is, I can't ride in anything else... It's lycra or nothing :wink:

And I can't do that as it's not a naked bike ride :lol:

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This ride happens this Monday ;) Looking forward to it...

Still lots of time to sponsor me for this very worthy cause...

I have rode the route a few times now and will be looking to achieve a good time... Best in practice has been 2 hours and 17 minutes for the 40 miles...

We will be chip timed on this ride...

A great tank you to all of you who have already sponsored me and thanks too to those who are about to ;)

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I'm sponsoring you £10 Jim. Got to do it the old fashioned way though, it's either coming by post or bank transfer so not on your just giving page.

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James, thanks :D That really is appreciated. No worries on how it comes to me at all ;)

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One of my recent training rides for this sportive as recorded on Strava

https://www.strava.com/activities/676996254

I think I'm well ready for it :D

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My last training ride before the real thing tomorrow:

https://www.strava.com/activities/691937740

I'm feeling good and fit after a rest from training yesterday

Still loads of time to sponsor me ;)

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JimEastment

Thanks, I'll post how I get on tomorrow...

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Good luck with it tomorrow, Jim, and I hope the weather is favourable :)

If anyone is thinking of donating who hasn't yet, just a couple of quid would be good - just think of it as a little bit of pay-back for using the forum :-D

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Coffers suitably swollen and 'gift-aided' Jim, good luck for tmro [-o<

Not been on here for a while and this one almost passed me by :)

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xantiamanic wrote:Coffers suitably swollen and 'gift-aided' Jim, good luck for tmro [-o<
Thanks Mike :D Much appreciated!

All ready to go and will report back as soon as I can... All is set fair for a good ride :)

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Have a good ride Jim, great use of the cash for the hospice.