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Are you still an amateur if you get paid?

PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
edited May 2011 in Amateur race
Sorry to post this here (but I know not all of you read through Cake Stop).


So - I'm getting funded now to ride for Ireland - does that make me a "pro" - or just an amateur?

OK - that aside.... what I'm really after is just a CLICK from you.


If you're on Facebook, could you please follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/renaultireland ... 1161844356


All it is - is Renault Ireland will donate 1 Euro to Paralympics Ireland for each person that clicks LIKE. That's it. That's ALL you have to do. 5 days left - and you can delete them from your feed afterwards!

Help me get to London 2012 with a click. :)

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  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    All done Colin, all the best and keep up the hard work :D


    PS Only a pro if you funding allows you to give up the day job IMO.
  • ozzzyosborn206ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    i think technically if you ride for a continental, pro conti or pro tour team you are pro, but imo if you make a living out of it your pro if not amateur. I get funding to ride for Guernsey but don't consider myself anywhere near pro
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    SBezza wrote:


    PS Only a pro if you funding allows you to give up the day job IMO.

    Ahh but I won £25 in an open last week but dont have a job at present, where does that leave me? :)
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    Interesting factoid: my funding is for training and equipment. Not living expenses. Therefore the government doesn't consider it income or me to be professional.


    Thanks to those that clicked through and keep them coming!
  • ozzzyosborn206ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    a_n_t wrote:
    SBezza wrote:


    PS Only a pro if you funding allows you to give up the day job IMO.

    Ahh but I won £25 in an open last week but dont have a job at present, where does that leave me? :)

    a jobless bum
  • P_TuckerP_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    You'd think Irelend would have better things to spend money on, given the state of their economy :lol:

    Also, the answer is no; unless you get a wage sufficient to live on.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    a jobless bum

    Me and 3,000,000 others eh? At least I can ride a bike.
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
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