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We did it !! - BHF Bike ride 22nd May 2011

Post by mifkif » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:29 am

Hi,

Ant and I are going to participate in a charity event, organised by and for a great cause - The British Heart Foundation.

The event will be taking part on the 22nd May 2011. Although we have set our goal as the 22mile route, I am led to believe that this will kill my legs. So I had best get into some sort of training!

If you could spare even just a £1 it can and does make all the difference to this charity and will be greatly appreciated by all involved. A £1 is all I am asking, as if there are enough donations the numbers will soon add up.

Here is a link to the event page - https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/eve ... ps=1001132

Here is the link to my sponsorship page - http://www.justgiving.com/Matthew-Metcalf

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Re: Sponsor me? BHF Bike ride 22nd May 2011

Post by _Foz_ » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:34 am

I'll sponsor a fiver between you both. £2.50 each! :ymhug:
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Post by vwnutant » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:49 pm

I havent been on my bike for over a year soo REALLY need to pull me finger out !? :(( :((
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Post by mifkif » Wed May 18, 2011 2:52 pm

Well this Sunday is the day, and with the exception of Foz, we have received no sponsorship at all.

How bad is that? It's cost me £10 just to enter!

Anyone feel the urge to pledge even £1?

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Re: Sponsor us? BHF Bike ride 22nd May 2011

Post by carmageddon » Wed May 18, 2011 3:51 pm

i'll sponsor you pm,me the details and we'll go from there



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Post by mifkif » Wed May 18, 2011 4:29 pm

Thanks :-bd

Click on the sponsorship page oooop top and they handle all the money, just to make to make sure it gets to the right people :D

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Post by water01 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:58 pm

Does the link sponsor both you and Ant or does Ant have a link as well. Let me know and I will do the deed.
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Post by mifkif » Thu May 19, 2011 5:20 am

Yeah I set it up for the pair of us.

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Post by vwnutant » Thu May 19, 2011 7:22 am

oh god were gona have to do it now then ! :(( ...Ps ive also signed zoe up to do this with us :D ..But go SLOOWW... :hyst
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Re: Sponsor us? BHF Bike ride 22nd May 2011

Post by water01 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:14 am

Get on your bike Ant / Matt you have been sponsored!! And I want to see photos of Ant afterwards :hyst :hyst :hyst :hyst :hyst :hyst
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Post by _Foz_ » Thu May 19, 2011 9:35 am

Dont worry, i've not forgot. I'll make payment later. I am however slightly disappointed and a bit embarrassed at the distinct lack of sponsorship from fellow members. Not a lot really to ask for just 1 pound....is it? :???:
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Re: Sponsor us? BHF Bike ride 22nd May 2011

Post by mifkif » Thu May 19, 2011 11:13 am

^^^^ You and me too.

Hey ho, it's just how it goes I suppose, it won't stop us doing the ride though :-bd

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Post by water01 » Thu May 19, 2011 12:10 pm

Come on you ****** (fill in your word), let's be having you, Sponsors required for two of your Admin staff for a good cause.

They do a lot of work to keep your site working and vibrant, so let's see the colour of your money !!
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Re: Sponsor us? BHF Bike ride 22nd May 2011

Post by tristan » Fri May 20, 2011 2:51 pm

well i have finally got my bum into gear and added my tuppence worth :D

only to see you two knackered at the end of the ride :hyst :hyst

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Post by mifkif » Fri May 20, 2011 3:25 pm

Cheers pal :-bd

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Post by vwnutant » Fri May 20, 2011 4:31 pm

:(( :(( :(( :((
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Post by mifkif » Fri May 20, 2011 4:35 pm

What now? Wishing you had done more training? :hyst :hyst

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Post by 88rsr » Sat May 21, 2011 9:50 am

hey guys ive not been on a real lot so had missed this, managed to squeeze in a donation, good luck and try to enjoy it :hyst
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Post by 88rsr » Sat May 21, 2011 9:53 am

and shame on the members tbh, if even only 5% of the membership chucked at least a quid in that would be an amazing amount for these guys, where is everyone? X(
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Post by _Foz_ » Sat May 21, 2011 2:22 pm

Sponsorship raised so far .......just £37 according to this link http://www.justgiving.com/Matthew-Metcalf :cry:

Thats prob the worst sponsorship i've ever seen! :shock:

I raised more than that when i was volunteered to do a sponsored Bungee jump in my early twenties #-o ....and we're talkin some years ago now my friends! :oops:

One last push to get some more money in for these guys....come on lads and lasses....just £1? :ymhug:
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Post by mifkif » Sat May 21, 2011 7:56 pm

Thanks guys, I do appreciate all donations and support.

Tried to have a relaxing day today, but that went to poo, just got in from leaving the house at 10am this morning. The good thing is though I can get away with carb loading, so am eating loads guilt free! :D

My ar5e is still proper sore from last weekend, so we'll see how that pans out :((

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Post by tristan » Sat May 21, 2011 8:41 pm

TOO MUCH INFO :hyst :hyst :hyst :hyst

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Post by vwnutant » Sat May 21, 2011 9:26 pm

Washed the cars , been to a mates , made chilli for some pals , had a beer ......NO TRAINING AT ALL L-) ..So yeh im gona be bug..gered !! ... @-)


See ya at 8am tomoz matt :-o



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Post by vwnutant » Sun May 22, 2011 2:50 pm

well we made it through the rain wind hailstone!! to say im gooosed is understatement !!! i was miles behind really need to get fitter .. and my butt kills me !!!!
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Post by mifkif » Sun May 22, 2011 3:06 pm

Thanks for all the pledges. We did it !!!!!

We planned on meeting at 8am, but as usual I was a little late :oops: Road closure about 2 miles away from the location meant doubling back and going a couple of junctions down the motorway.

Registration done. We had a choice of Bronze - 22 Miles, Silver - 29 miles, Gold - 50 Miles. We all opted for the Bronze route. We then sat and awaiting for the start.............

We were released in waves and Zoe, Ant & I went off in the third or fourth wave. From the off I think it became apparent that Ant's distinct lack of training (he hasn't even been on the bike for a year :roll: ) was going to bite him big time. A cheeky down hill, followed by an endless climb saw him fall right off the pace. Zoe pushed on. I got into to a right groove and was even giving the road boys some grief.

Now pleased with myself I paid no attention to any signs, and missed the turning for the Bronze route. After about an hour riding I came upon a feeding station. I would normally just sail on by feeding stations, as they tend to interrupt my cadence too much, but I saw Zoe was there :shock: I stopped and asked how she had got ahead of me, at this point Zoe, with a smile on her face, informed me of my clattering error :oops: I had followed the silver route, so just an extra 7 miles slotted in there for me #-o

Ant rocked up a short while after and looked like a broken man. He had done well to say he hadn't ridden for so long though. After a short abuse session and some food the trio set off again. Ant was clearly in a huge amount of pain, and yet again we rode our own race. Zoe and I managed to stay together this time and were reeling in a few riders one by one. Good job we stuck together as I nearly took the turning for the gold route, which would have been a massive mistake!! Only Zoe sailing on past the turning made me read the sign properly.

At the bottom of the last hill we decided to wait so we could finish as we started - together. We waited a fair few minutes, then gave Ant a call. Luckily he wasn't to far behind, and then again the team were united. Ant did tell us we should have carried on, but the team spirit was high for Zoe and I at this point.

Zoe and I got to the summit, literally 200 yards from the end, and we hauled up again to allow Mr I Don't Need To Train, to catch up. Then it started to p1ss it down, big time!! Zoe made the call to cross the line, and get into the safety of the Information Centre. Who was I to argue :-

Medal's given and Ant was right there, so he didn't do too badly in the end. The star of the show was Zoe though, she had done more training than the pair of us, and put in a right good fight against the other male riders :ymapplause:

Hopefully Ant will use this as the springboard he needs to regain his former fitness level. The we can get on with the next ride. I am trying to push him to do another this year, but he was not open to that suggestion immediately after todays ride.

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