Me and Guy Martin ride a bloody long way for the Ride For Michael charity….

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  • Me and Guy Martin ride a bloody long way for the Ride For Michael charity….
  • Premier Icon terrahawk
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    Starting tonight and ending sometime at the weekend, Guy Martin and l will be riding our bikes coast to coast across Scotland from Berwick on Tweed to Stranraer, riding all of the 7 Stanes mountain bike trails along the way.

    On arrival in Stranraer, we’ll be getting on a ferry to Northern Ireland (Friday evening hopefully) and riding from coast to coast there too, also riding the four MTB trails over there. The total distance is about 600 miles, about 150miles of it is offroad.

    We’ll be dining on petrol station cuisine and sleeping in bus shelters, but mainly we’ll be pedalling.

    This is in aid of the Ride For Michael charity, helping a Michael Bonney get back on a bike after an accident left him paralysed from the neck down.
    More details (and a handy link for donations!) here https://www.gofundme.com/getmichaeltopedal

    oomidamon
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    Good luck!

    Premier Icon binners
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    You’re both mental! But then again….

    I’m sure Ginsters have fuelled many an athlete> I will bung some money your way sir. Good luck you maniacs!

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Donated! Good luck, you nutters. 🙂

    Premier Icon tuskaloosa
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    Good luck gents

    fasthaggis
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    Excellent Tour Divide training,good luck.

    natrix
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    Donated, Mega 😀

    Gary_M
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    Good luck. When you’re doing Dalbeattie you don’t need to ride all the way to the start of the trails but can join them at colvend or Barnbarroch. That’s presuming you’re taking the coast road thhough rather than the not so nice main road from dumfries.

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    Gary – that’s the plan. We’re planning to meet Michael at the cafe at Colvend as well.
    cheers.

    What tyres for ………

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    What tyres for ………

    grippy front, terrifyingly fast rear…

    Gary_M
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    Gary – that’s the plan. We’re planning to meet Michael at the cafe at Colvend as well.
    cheers.

    If you’ve got a spare 10 minutes nip down to the anchor for a pint of Criffel, oh hold on thats probably not a good idea 🙂

    Premier Icon markoc1984
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    Donated and good luck, I hope you get decent weather!

    Are you able to post a few pics of the bikes you will be riding?

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Donated. Good work chaps.

    allthepies
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    By eck chief!

    Good luck.

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    here’s Guy’s bike

    I’ve not actually packed yet.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Excellent stuff!

    Shame with work I’m heading the other way tonight or I’d come up and waved you off.

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    Good work but bloody hell can you get him to put his lid on properly?! It’s F-all use like that

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    I think it’s a bit small. In fact I think it’s the dog’s helmet.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Hope the weather supports you as well.

    Every mobile tea wagon in the borders is on high alert…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Are you starting a day early now as the funding page says tomorrow night?

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Well done, donated. Hope you reach the target.

    The Beard
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    There is a nice off road route that links between Mabie and Dalbeattie – though it does involve a long climb.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    Good luck Jason and Guy.

    Surely there are some STW forum members who could put you both up along the way so you don’t have to sleep wild. Or at least let you erect tents in their garden so you can have a proper shower and a mug of tea before you set off.

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    The trip from Castlewellan to Rostrevor will be nice – if you were a week later I’d have come to see you with tea and cake

    Good luck tho – and I’ve donated

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    and a mug of tea before you set off.

    Are you mad?

    Have you not seen how much tea these guys can get through?

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    Are you starting a day early now as the funding page says tomorrow night?

    2am is “tonight” in my world 😉

    Premier Icon dknwhy
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    Good luck!
    What’s the spec for guy’s divide bike?
    Not sure I’d want a water bottle with no cap in the firing line from my front wheel….

    Premier Icon Drac
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    2am is “tonight” in my world

    Got you now. Hmmm! I might be happen to end up that way around then.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Good work. Definitely worth a sponsor.

    Premier Icon woodster
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    Very awesome! Will break out the wallet.

    Remember to have fun too!

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Stuck a few quid in. Have fun !

    Copshaw kitchen in Newcastleton.

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    terrahawk – Member
    I’ve not actually packed yet.

    A 7 pack of Snickers doesn’t take up much room anyway… 🙂

    Good luck and enjoy the ride.

    rudds
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    Great challenge hope the weather’s kind to you enjoy the ride

    Premier Icon postierich
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    not riding tonight so will donate my beer money but don’t fancy handing bank details over is there a paypal link?

    Is it possible to follow you on strava, or some tracking website like on the tour divide?

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    You’d be welcome to kip for a few hours/shower/get food at my house as i guess you’ll be passing through Kirkcudbright at some point on your route. I may even join you for a spin round Kirroughtree if that wouldn’t be an imposition, but i’d have to ride my ebike.

    I have a spinal cord injury myself so i’ll bung a few £ to your fund

    Good luck!.

    I’ll offer a bed and tea in Hawick bit out of your way but more than welcome.

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