Sky looking for human interest cycling stories

peony
peony Posts: 10
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
Hi there
I am looking for unusual cycling stories for Sky to help promote cycling in the media. Have you got an interesting story to tell? Maybe you found love on a bike, lost weight on a bike or set up a business because you were so passionate about cycling? At this stage I just need a quick phone chat and a jpeg. Please get in touch by Thursday May 14th if you are interested.
Ophelia

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  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    Without cycling I'd be in a wheelchair. Does that help?
  • peony
    peony Posts: 10
    I would love to have a chat. Are you happy to email me your contact details to joophelia@yahoo.co.uk?
  • gb155
    gb155 Posts: 2,048
    peony wrote:
    Hi there
    I am looking for unusual cycling stories for Sky to help promote cycling in the media. Have you got an interesting story to tell? Maybe you found love on a bike, lost weight on a bike or set up a business because you were so passionate about cycling? At this stage I just need a quick phone chat and a jpeg. Please get in touch by Thursday May 14th if you are interested.
    Ophelia

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    Email sent
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • peony
    peony Posts: 10
    HI there
    I have sent you an email to your blog. It would be great if we could have a chat.
    Ophelia
  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    Can we nominate?

    DDD - if it wasn't for cycling he'd be a life-saving vigilante.
    itboffin - if it wasn't for cycling he'd have normal legs and a lot more money
  • gb155
    gb155 Posts: 2,048
    peony wrote:
    HI there
    I have sent you an email to your blog. It would be great if we could have a chat.
    Ophelia

    not had anything, do you just want to reply to my email?
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    Oh, your story would be pretty good. Maybe try through the website/paper phoneline? It would be great if you got some publicity.

    However, the time scale on this one suggests to me its a wee bit fake. Doesn't mean it is though!

    Um, sorry for spamming a bit there.
  • gb155
    gb155 Posts: 2,048
    tardie wrote:
    Oh, your story would be pretty good. Maybe try through the website/paper phoneline? It would be great if you got some publicity.

    However, the time scale on this one suggests to me its a wee bit fake. Doesn't mean it is though!

    Um, sorry for spamming a bit there.

    yea you make a good point, sky are huge, would they really have suvh tight deadlines? Maybe I should fire off an email via sky.com
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    Good plan. There must be some sort of office junior around if it is something for the weekend maybe? If it's for tomorrow though, maybe not...

    If it's for the weeked though maybe it's okay? I just thought of that!
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    tardie wrote:
    Oh, your story would be pretty good. Maybe try through the website/paper phoneline? It would be great if you got some publicity.

    However, the time scale on this one suggests to me its a wee bit fake. Doesn't mean it is though!

    Um, sorry for spamming a bit there.

    Yeah, also a bit odd that it would be a @yahoo email address. Probably a freelancer trying to sell a story using the 'sky' name for a bit of clout.
  • gb155
    gb155 Posts: 2,048
    I spoke to this lady today, she was really nice and seems genuine, I will have to wait and see what comes of it, I do know she is looking for others (Ideally women now)
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Problem is, most cyclists don't have 'quirky' or 'unusual' stories. We just ride bikes.
  • spursn17
    spursn17 Posts: 284
    Is she Ed Balls sister? :lol:
  • condorman
    condorman Posts: 811
    Problem is, most cyclists don't have 'quirky' or 'unusual' stories. We just ride bikes.

    Simply riding a bike, particularly in London, makes us both "quirky" and "unusual".
    Condor Pista
    50x16
  • downfader
    downfader Posts: 3,686
    condorman wrote:
    Problem is, most cyclists don't have 'quirky' or 'unusual' stories. We just ride bikes.

    Simply riding a bike, particularly in London, makes us both "quirky" and "unusual".

    No. Riding a bike in the nuddy makes you quirky.