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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Next month I'm cycling 220 miles in 24 hours...Bristol to Leeds...in aid of the Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS) charity who cared for my late friend. Ian Meek past away last August after battling a brain tumour for 14 years. This is going to be a tough challenge for me...and I'm doing it on a mountain bike! It's scary to think that I actually cycled 65 miles with Ian this month last year.

Ian had a passion for cycling...and the celebrity lifestyle! He worked tirelessly raising the awareness of brain tumours...lobbying Parlament and even carried the Olympic torch last year...one of his many highlights along with numerous TV and radio appearances. It's pretty cool that Ned Boulting wrote a chapter in his On The Road Bike book about Ian...The Meek And The Mighty.

Ian managed to raise over £110,000 for BTRS...we are hoping to get to £125,000 pretty soon. So if any of you kind souls could spare a couple of pounds...doesn't have to be much...then please go to our just giving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/philip-meek-carlos-dasilva/
http://events.btrs.org.uk/?p=410

Top guy...sadly missed. Thank you all for reading...Carlos.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Thank you very much to peeps for kindly donating...and to everyone for taking the time to read my post.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:51 pm 
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You have my support now get out there and ride!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:41 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
You have my support now get out there and ride!!


Thanks for the motivational pep talk! Hoping to do a 60 miler from Dartmoor to Totnes, Dartmouth, Torquay and around tomorrow.

Fingers crossed the weather will be good so that I can top up the tannage! If its really hot...it'll bring out the totty! 2 rather cute brunettes in a Ferrari 458 made my day last time I was out.

Question...I managed 52mph in a 30mph zone...why isn't there a speed camera around when you want one!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:33 am 
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My nephew is about to do something similar... 200miles/24hrs for Great Ormand St... he's 11

2years ago he rode from home in Worcester to Hebden Bridge, via the velodrome (150miles) in 2days

This is all off his own back


Good luck with yours... I think you are both mental :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:36 am 
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unkleGsif wrote:
My nephew is about to do something similar... 200miles/24hrs for Great Ormand St... he's 11

2years ago he rode from home in Worcester to Hebden Bridge, via the velodrome (150miles) in 2days

This is all off his own back


Good luck with yours... I think you are both mental :lol:


Well, I wish your nephew all the very best luck as well...that is a great cause. It's pretty amazing that he cycled 150 miles when he was only 9 years old!

Regards

Carlos


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:01 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
You have my support now get out there and ride!!


Thank you Wookiee...very kind. And to everyone else here on Retrobike who have generously donated.

Starting tomorrow at 7am...it's going to be tough as its going to be pretty hot. Please think of us whilst you're knocking back a nice cold beer!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Carlos Da Silva wrote:
wookiee wrote:
You have my support now get out there and ride!!


Thank you Wookiee...very kind.


You are more than welcome...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:09 pm 
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how did you get on Carlos?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:36 pm 
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BobCatMax wrote:
how did you get on Carlos?


We are currently at Holme Moss Summit...nearly there!


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