Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
A successful guilt-laden, harassment event outside of the two largest Dining Facilities netted us a huge $1212 this evening!
Coupled with a generous donation of approx. $3000 (yet to be confirmed) and we are well on the way to hitting the £10,000 target that I wanted before departing here and a third of the way to our overall target.
Training continues well but we’re all looking forward to getting home and doing the practice on real bikes. Oh, that reminds me – if anyone has any decent road bikes that they would like to lend, that really would be a nice gesture. At over £500 each, a decent road bike is going to explode a serious hole in our pockets….it’ll be worth it though, I guess.
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Friday, 13 March 2009
3.5 Hours spent on the bikes today netted us a tasty £640 ($900) - thank you to all who stopped by to abuse and donate! It's the longest we've sat on the bikes so far and was a stern lesson about taking on water and food throughout.
Apologies for the quality of the photo but you might just be able to make out BBC Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones! He popped out on a job here and was more than happy to help out.
With any luck he will join us in Bristol when we make it down there on the ride - who knows, he may bring Katherine Jenkins with him!
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Zero-G Cycle Corp, Bristol - Discount Cycling Gear
STS, Basrah - $4,500 (£3,200)
Jacksons, Basrah - £1,000
Mott MacDonald, Basrah - £1000
HWH& Associates, Basrah - £400
Trixter - £100 and supplying of a training bike and equipment for use in the UK.
Siren Yacht Charters - £300
Sunday, 8 March 2009
The temperature topped 25C while we were out. Chris Hall (man in the hat) managed a not-too-shabby 3 hours!!
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The three ladies in the bottom photo were dancers from the Combined Services Entertainment (CSE) Show.
So far so good!
As of 08 Mar we have raised over £2,700 - see http://www.justgiving.com/jogle_by_caf to donate further!
To see how the money is spent and just why it is necessary, see : http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/how_we_spend.html.
Every single penny really is focussed towards the care and rehabilitation of those who so urgently need it.
We are currently stationed in Basrah and subsequently have no access to bicycles. All training is being conducted on Trixter X1000 Spinning Cycles! If you could recommend some music, that would also be great ;o)
06 Mar 09: Training continues to go well with our instructors, Lou and Elaine, giving us hell at 0600 and 1800 respectively most days. We're looking to promote this in as many publications, magazines, newspapers as possible. If you have any contacts or ideas, please let us know.
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