Training News 2

Charity Update

Many thanks to those that have donated so far.

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Classic Flanders racing

Training

Last w/e on the Saturday Dale & Keith rode to Thanet and back to catch Snowdown Colliery RFC beat Thanet Wanderers 26 to 15: it was warm & sunny for the ride.

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The Two Sawyers at Woolage Green

On the Sunday the weather had become bitterly cold and the rendezvous at the Two Sawyers at Woolage Green for a team photocall was abandoned by a variety of no-shows.

 

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Sadly our driver Roger was caught up in this.

Naturally the diehards were in attendance.

Brenda at the pub has kindly allowed us to put a charity box on the bar for collecting cash donations for our charities. Thanks in advance for all those who contribute.

On April 6th the team (and others) are in Belgium for the Tour of Flanders Sportive.

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They’ll be riding 174km (110 miles) in one day over many famous Flemish short, steep and narrow cobbled climbs including the Muur-Kapelmuur at Geraardsbergen, the Koppenberg, Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg as well as a series of bone-rattling flat cobbled sections such as the Paddestraat.

Kristian shows how it’s done: racing in Flanders for ONEPro in 2017

Here you can read about Bradley Wiggins showing you around the route of the Tour of Flanders.

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Bradley Wiggins on the Paterberg, Flanders, Belgium

Planning

No progress this week as our passports were required for travel to Belgium and therefore couldn’t be left at the Embassy.

Equipment

Keith had a set of Ortlieb panniers arrive to join his Vaudes.

 

“Hi, I’m glad you like your panniers, I wish you a great ‘adventure’ and keep in touch, I envy you have a great trip. Before you start make sure you fit a ‘mirror’ on your bar, the reason I’m telling you, my mirror saved my life. When you’ve completed your trip, put me down for £100 for your charity. Kind Regards” Darrell Davis

“PS don’t forget a mirror.”

Linford apparently has a bike arriving next week – we think it’s this one.

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Press Release

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“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare

Bike Rugby Japan:

Aylesham – Krakow – Shanghai – Osaka

In Aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, Fight for Sight & Slide Away

“If you don’t have a plan nothing can go wrong” Spike Milligan

19th March 2019

This June a team of six cyclist will cycle from Aylesham to Krakow Poland, then three of the riders will continue to Japan via Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and finally Japan. For family & personal reasons the event is in aid of three charities with donations split evenly between them, you can donate now. Our target is £6000:


Alzheimer’s Society: a care and research charity for people with dementia and their careers.
Fight for Sight: our mission is to stop sight loss in its tracks. By funding pioneering eye research, we’re creating a future everyone can see.
Slide Away: offers support to children and young people in Kent who have been bereaved of a family member or friend.


The ride to Krakow of approximately 1000 miles will take 8 days to complete, Carl Moses, Dave Austen, Cathal Bartello, Linford House, Keith House and Dale House, will start on 12th June and arrive in Krakow, Poland on 20th June, averaging over 100 miles a day, assisted by Roger Hadfield in the support van.


Then Linford House, Keith House and Dale House will cycle on to Shanghai, China, catch a ferry to Osaka, Japan, before finally getting to watch a Rugby World Cup game: a total distance of about 8100 miles.


The team are no strangers to the rigours of long distance cycling; this year will be their eighth major challenge since 2012. Previous tours having been to Scotland, Spain, Croatia, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and Hungary.


The team have called themselves the bikerugbyjapan nothing can go wrong team and are being supported by R&B Air Conditioning Services, D A Tree Surgeons, East Kent Foods and McGinley Support Services.

Thanks

Dale House: Bike Rugby Japan event organiser

For more information, interview etc., contact: thedalehouseman@gmail.com

Details at: http://www.bikerugbyjapan.com

Donate at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BikeRugbyJapan

 

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