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All for a good cause!

TheGreatGatsbyTheGreatGatsby Posts: 818
edited January 2008 in The bottom bracket
This year I am doing 6 charity rides in aid of the British Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer aware and children with Cancer.

THought it'd be a nice thing to do. Anyone else doing any this year?

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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I was going to do the london to brighton with a mate for charity... then cycle back for fun
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  • yeah I'm doing the London to brighton to london as its only 54miles. Same as the london to cambridge, london to windsor as well - gonna do them all both ways.

    Gats
  • I'm hoping, wifey and work permitting, to do Manchester - Blackpool and the Manchester 100 this year. All part of working up to London - Paris to celebrate my 40th year after next! :mrgreen:
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  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    The only problem with charity rides is getting sponsorship.

    Most of the people I know are well aware that it is my idea of heaven to get on my bike and do 100 mile days, preferably several in a row. Consequently, they wouldn't really buy the idea that I am putting myself through any kind of an unusual challenge, even if it is for a good cause. I might as well seek sponsorship for drinking pints of beer!

    Also, I am cripplingly shy about asking for money, and I know I'm not the only one!

    That said, I have done the Edinburgh St Andrews and Pedal for Scotland a couple of times each and always send them more than the entry fee.


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  • ParkeyParkey Posts: 303
    It's alright getting sponsorship for just one ride, but I'm planning to do several this year and it's a bit much to approach the same people for sponsorship more than once.
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  • yup I agree with parkey its de a problem. I have one of them just giving accounts and have put links up through corporate websites and through face book so people can donate if they want.

    Gats
  • sithebikesithebike Posts: 213
    I am doing London to Brighton for the BHF, I am also doing London to Paris for The U Foundation.. sgould be good
  • Agree, I'm trying to take a 'do it once and do it properly' approach with my Action Medical Research London to Paris ride. I'm promising potential sponsors that I won't be darkening their door for cash for a very long time.
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