Friday, 28 March 2014

RIDE LONDON

On your bike.  Quite literary Patrick aka 'SHARKY' is going to be getting on his bike.  Getting on his bike to Ride London.  Ride London in support of MS-UK; to raise funds for and raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

You may remember that I reported in my WEDDING BLOG, that "my fabulous friend the divine Ms. Amanda DEVINE eloped to Gretna Green after a fairly Whirl-Wind Romance to marry the love of her life, and he really is rather lovely, Mr. Patrick BOWDEN."

Well, Patrick as well as being lovely, is an athlete.  A tri-athlete none-the-less, and he is SUPER fit.  An 'Iron-Man'. Running.  Swimming.  Cycling.  Yes, Patrick does them all.  Patrick enjoys a challenge, (well yes, we know that, because he married Amanda!), but he has also signed up to 'Bike London' as part of the MS-UK team to raise both funds for and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.  How lovely is that?  Thank You Patrick.  That really does mean a tremendous amount, that you would do that for me.  Thank You.

The inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 took place in 2013.  The event starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and goes on for 100 miles through the closed streets of London and out on into the Surrey hills. The event is a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games and is now an annual two-day festival of cycling, developed by Boris JOHNSON, the Mayor of London and his agencies.  It is billed as the 'ultimate cycling challenge'; so, definitely not for the faint hearted.  If you would like to find out more, details can be found on the website:http://www.ms-uk.org/RideLondon-Surrey100


This year 'Bike London' takes place over the weekend of Saturday 9 Augustand Sunday 10 August, 2014.  Amanda and I will be going along to make lots of noise and cheer Patrick and the MS-UK team along, and to meet with the other members and supporters of the MS-UK team.  If you are in or around London or Surrey that weekend, do get in touch and let me know, and I'll let you know where we shall be.  You can come along and meet up with us.  It would be really great to see you.  The more the merrier.

Patrick has been challenged to raise £800 for MS-UK.  Which is quite a big ask.  So, yes.  Here comes the big ask. We are looking for sponsorship.  Would you please consider sponsoring Patrick?  Patrick has set up a 'Just Giving' Sponsorship page at: http://www.justgiving.com/Patrick-Bowden2  It really would be hugely appreciated if you feel that you can sponsor Patrick and help us get him to his £800 target and perhaps even beyond.  Patrick has determinedly set himself the target at £1500.  Let's get him to his target.


The text code to donate by text is PBRL77 £3 then text that to 70070

THANK YOU in advance for your support and your generosity x

14 comments:

  1. What a legend!! Definitely worth sponsoring now pay day is upon us!

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    1. Good Point, Well Made, before you spend it x

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  2. Brilliant stuff - got to admire anyone who takes on these challenges for such a good cause

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    1. Thanks for your support Geordie x

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    2. Thank You very much for your Sponsorship x

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  4. Some ride that! Best of luck Sharky.

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    1. Think he has to navigate Box Hill - quite a challenge x

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    2. Thank You very much for your Sponsorship

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  5. What another fabulous blog Hanya! They're always good to read, and this one is extra special! xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda. It is extra special due to you FANTASTIC husband x

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  6. You should get a job doing promotional work for the ice cream companies, I am sure their sales figures would explode.

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    1. We should get sponsorship for Sharky!

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