Could you find a fiver?

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  1. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    Next Tuesday 22 July I'm setting off from Meriden (geographical centre of England) and pedalling the 500 or so miles to Bruere-Allichamps (its French counterpart). I wasn't originally intending to do it as a fundraiser, but having done two previous similar rides for charity, it's a hard habit to break. Anyway, it's now decided, and I'm raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support - if you want to know why, and perhaps find a fiver to help, visit www.justgiving.com/center2centre

    Thanks for reading

    best wishes

    ericonabike
     
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  2. Puddleduck

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    A really worthwhile cause and you are well on the way to meeting your target - hope you exceed it by a long way.
     
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    Done.
    A very worthwhile cause.(y)
     
  4. ericonabike

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    Thanks both - very much appreciated
     
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    Have a Bonza trip,Bon Voyage!,
     
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    I couldn't do it but admire those who can and do. :clap:
     
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    Eric its a worthy cause, I don't know how many days your doing it over but its still a long way. All the best.
    Dave.
     
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    good luck
     
  9. ericonabike

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    Thanks all. Timetable is as follows: leave on Tues 22/7 and return from Poitiers (100 miles from Bruere-Allichamps) on Sunday 5/8. May take three days to get to Newhaven as I 'm finding my pedalling legs to begin with! Will try and keep you posted via smartphone updates on here and Twitter (@ericonabike)
     
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    Done (y)

    Have fun!
     
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    JULY 2013
    Two cyclists who died after being struck by a lorry during a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats have been named.
    Andrew McMenigall, 47, and Toby Wallace, 36, were killed in the crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Tuesday.
    Mr McMenigall, from Edinburgh, was a senior investment manager with Aberdeen Asset Management. He was married with two daughters.
    Colleague Mr Wallace worked in the firm's Philadelphia office.
    The 31-year-old driver of the lorry involved in the crash near Summercourt was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.


    I will get shouted down for this but I wish cyclists would not put their lives at risk by taking on such ambitious ventures.

    So many die raising money for good causes.

    I have personal reasons for being very grateful to Macmillan and have made donations direct.

    I will never sponsor a cyclist on a charity ride unless on a closed track or at a velodrome.

    If anything happened to a cyclist I'd sponsored I would feel partly responsible.

    I hope that all goes well for ericonabike.
     
  12. ericonabike

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    Words fail me...which is probably just as well...
     
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    Ah fink u might cheat an catch a bus but gave anyway. Good Luck:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    So Eric, which would you like? A fiver to your charity or your funeral fund?
     
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    We donated, good luck Eric, good on yer. Fingers crossed!
     
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    Great cause Eric. Good luck(y)(y)(y)
    Fiver on its way!!
     
  17. ericonabike

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    Many thanks. No flowers please, just buy a round of drinks and toast a life well lived!
     
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  18. ericonabike

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    Le Petit Depart: Meriden 09.00 today. There should have been a photo to illustrate it but don't know how to do that from smartphone :-(
     
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    Quick update: just crossed the Seine at Mantes-la-Jolie (which is anything but, sadly). Have covered around 500 km, having a great time, and I'm not dead yet...
     
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    Just added another fiver to your donations. Enjoy and have fun.
     
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