My Next Big Ride

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My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:38 am

Greetings chaps.

Each year the staff at my place of adopt a charity for the year and this year we're fundraising for MIND, the mental health charity. One in Four of us will suffer with mental health problems at some point in our lives and MIND provides support through those difficult times to many thousands of people each year.

On Monday July 8th I'll be riding a 118mile 'Tour of Somerset' to raise funds for MIND. I know I cycle a lot but this will be tough; It's a challenging route, especially the first half, which has over 5000ft of climbing:

Tour of Somerset

I'll be grateful for all and any support I receive and if you're able to make a donation to help me on my way you can do so here:

Ray's MIND page

Cheers

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by shane » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:31 am

Done!

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Post by Ray P » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:08 pm

Thank you Shane.

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by jack » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:02 pm

Tough ride!

I'll be there in spirit only!

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:11 pm

Cheers Nick :thumbup:

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:10 am

Thanks for the donations I've received; much appreciated.

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by pre65 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:35 am

Done mine Ray, it's in a good cause. :D
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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:50 pm

Thanks Phil.

Yes, getting involved has opened my eyes to how much this is good work needed, especially with the young where offering support early can transform life prospects. Young people suicide stats are scary but, apparently, not very newsworthy.

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:06 am

So, only two days to go now before the 118mile charity ride so a quiet weekend with nothing too strenuous; did an easy 17mile jaunt around some local lanes at 06:30 this morning and probably just 5-10miles tomorrow to stay relaxed. By this time on Monday I should have 30miles in my legs and my first coffee and cake in my tummy.

Just need to give the bike a check, lube and clean and I'll be ready for my 07:00 departure on Monday.

A big thank you to everyone here who has sponsored me. Last evening we passed £5000 raised for the ride so a good injection of much needed funds for MIND.

Cheers

Ray

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by IslandPink » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:46 pm

Best of luck Ray, have a good day out.
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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:59 pm

Thank you Mark.

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Dave the bass » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:41 am

Pedal like the clappers Ray but remember to enjoy the ride too. Good luck.
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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Ray P » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:21 am

Dave the bass wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:41 am
Pedal like the clappers Ray but remember to enjoy the ride too. Good luck.
Oooh, trust me, I plan to enjoy it - it's not often you get to eat lots of cake guilt free!

But apart from that, the route does take in some beautiful bits of this part of the world and I plan to partake of the views.

Thanks for the good wishes.

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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by Cressy Snr » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:46 am

Aye,
Up and at ‘em Ray. :)
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Re: My Next Big Ride

Post by IslandPink » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 pm

Ray's a bit quiet.
How was the weather in Somerset today ?
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