by Ben Haworth
November 17, 2009
Oli: “As a professional cyclist I am lucky enough to get given a fair amount of bits and bobs that are limited edition or generally expensive. Normally it sits around in my garage or given to friends or family but I have decided to get some of the best bits that money cannot buy and auction them off to raise money for a charity called Springboard Opportunity Group.”
“Springboard provides support, learning and play facilities for children aged 0-5 with special needs and their families in North Somerset, England. They do a fantastic job and I know this first hand as my eldest daughter Zoe has benefited from their support for the last year.”
More information at www.springboardweb.org.uk
What’s for auction?
There are 3 items on eBay and they all end on the 26th November.
Rock Shox SID Beijing fork
This fork is a SID team fork with special graphics and was given to sponsored only riders for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. There were a dozen or so made and this is a one off as it also has the British flags on it. Also in with the fork is a Team GB Olympic t-shirt which were only given to members of Team GB at the Beijing Olympics.
Giant National Champions Jersey 2008
This jersey was one of 5 that was printed for Oli for the 2008 season when he was National Champion. Unworn and “cool as ice”.
Giant Team skinsuit 2009
This is a Giant Global team Skinsuit. Printed for team issue only and not for sale anywhere, ever. Unworn and one of 10 made by Hincapie Clothing in the USA.