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 Post subject: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Afternoon all,

On Friday morning I'm going to roll off a ferry in St Malo and attempt, in the company of one other rider (plus a couple of others intermittently) to ride 480km in one hit. On the road -- I'm not completely bonkers. We're aiming to trace out the shape of a REALLY BIG ermine spot, which is that funny-shaped thing on the Breton flag. Because we'll be in Brittany.

Needless to say, it's all for chaaaarity, in this case Mind, the mental health charity. Because lots of people go a bit wrong in the head, and it's something that ought not to be stigmatised (or, at least as bad, not talked about). If you feel able to chuck a few pennies in the virtual rattly tin, please go here:

http://www.justgiving.com/ljdf

And if you follow the instructions about tweeting your donation, you'll be in the draw for a Bryton GPS gizmo courtesy of the delightful http://road.cc. Follow @lejourdefrance on that Twitter and you might get some socks. Thanks to the power of magic (or possibly technology, it can be hard to tell), you'll be able to check our progress at http://www.lejourdefrance.org.uk with a moving blob on a map and stuff. Probably.

Thanks for your attention, I now return you to your scheduled arguments :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:04 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Guilty as charged :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:06 pm 
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I know when i see one! (the mirror everyday...)

I don't twat.. tweet sorry but i will face ache it.


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Many thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:09 am 
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Did it! Not within 24 hours, though, turned out to be a bit of a big ask. Just under 30, which is a fairly long day out ;)

http://app.strava.com/activities/64326316


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:22 am 
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Hadn't spotted this before but good on you - MIND and mental health issues in general don't get anything like the attention they deserve. Top job. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:13 pm 
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MikeD wrote:
On Friday morning I'm going to roll off a ferry in St Malo and attempt, in the company of one other rider (plus a couple of others intermittently) to ride 480km in one hit. On the road -- I'm not completely bonkers.


Yes you are - 300 miles in one go?! Impressive stuff. I did 30 miles on Saturday afternoon and felt like I'd been to the ends of the earth and back!


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 Post subject: Re: Blatant begging
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:16 pm 
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ajm wrote:
MikeD wrote:
On Friday morning I'm going to roll off a ferry in St Malo and attempt, in the company of one other rider (plus a couple of others intermittently) to ride 480km in one hit. On the road -- I'm not completely bonkers.


Yes you are - 300 miles in one go?! Impressive stuff. I did 30 miles on Saturday afternoon and felt like I'd been to the ends of the earth and back!


(I did 40 off road about five weeks ago and my knee still hasn't recovered :D )


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