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  • munrobiker
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    All the details are in this thread, and a proper tribute thread will follow but I am not the person to write it.

    I wasn’t going to post this thread until I’d spoken to hungrymonkey but it’s half three in the morning and the full weight of what has gone on has just hit me and it appears my way of grieving is to try and “do” stuff.

    A number of members of this forum have lost a few people very dear to them this weekend and I think we’ve decided some good has to come out of this. As it happens four of us are entered as two pairs for the Puffer this weekend and would absolutely love to smash the bollocks of it for Glencoe Mountain Rescue. I only know Chris of the victims but he certainly would have done the same thing.

    Chris’s friends have been outstanding and this has already torn through facebook. We’ve already raised nearly £850 in 6 hours. The generosity of everyone has been staggering.

    If you can spare anything at all, please donate to the cause here-

    Just Giving Page

    “Elite rider coming through, keep calm and pull over”

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Done.

    Mods. Can this be made a sticky?

    munrobiker
    Member

    It would be lovely if someone could “report” the post and bring it to their attention but I’m aware there’s already a post asking for money up there.

    Thanks to all the total strangers who have donated.

    ask1974
    Member

    Done. Tragic news and heartfelt consolation to family and friends.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    “reported it”

    Luke.

    You need to get some rest. Nurses orders.

    munrobiker
    Member

    I’ve tried. Lying in bed means I don’t have anything to distract me and so all I do is think about it and can’t get to sleep. At the moment I’m happiest cracking on with stuff. Snow’s stopped me getting to work so might well nod off this afternoon.

    Rest even if not sleep will do you some good.

    Hope to see you soon.

    robarnold
    Member

    I worked with Chris and Busty at BV, both amazing fellas full of enthusiasm and a thirst for adventure.

    They’ll leave a massive hole in everyone’s lives who has had the pleasure of knowing them.

    RIP lads

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Done and donated.

    RIP Chaps.

    Come on folks lets see just how far this little community can push the donations.

    The remedy
    Member

    Donated

    My thoughts are with you

    Premier Icon stevemakin
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    Donated

    sad times, but I’m sure their friends will remember the good times mostly….

    devs
    Member

    Donated. Get some rest munrobiker, you’re the anchor of our pair so I need you at your best!

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Donated. Desperately Sad.

    Premier Icon ChrisHeath
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    Premier Icon jonathan
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    Done

    As an MR team member and a rider I think this is an amazing way to honour your friends. Ride well at the Puffer.

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    Donated,
    Best of luck at the Puffer.

    whattyre
    Member

    big thread on facebook where the link has been put up…that should help.very tragic,i didnt know the folk involved but these thing always bring it home how fragile life can be..i was only on a wilderness course a week ago and theyre was a large segment on mrt/chopper calling.its an omnipresent situation where they may have to be called if your in the hills.ive never done it but witnessed it a few times and the guys who do it are truely heroic…

    Premier Icon ChrisHeath
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    Link to the Facebook post, so it can be shared?

    Premier Icon ChrisHeath
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    Actually, never mind. I’ve just shared the Just Giving page instead.

    jonba
    Member

    Known people in various mountain rescue teams and a handful of people who have required their help.

    Always sobering when this happens. Condolences and stay safe.

    Premier Icon Jerome
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    Sad news.
    Lovely gesture for a great cause.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Excellent work by everyone who’s donated £4.3k so far.

    munrobiker
    Member

    Everybody’s generosity made me have a little cry in the van today.

    Thank you so, so much. Maybe Chris’ll break £5000 tonight- I wasn’t even expecting £500. Well done, the outdoor community is a great one.

    robarnold
    Member

    That amount is simply incredible, a fitting tribute

    Premier Icon Drac
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    £5k well and truly smashed.

    tartanscarf
    Member

    As soon as my wife gets back from Edinburgh with my wallet there’ll be a few more quid on there too.

    TS

    whattyre
    Member

    at this rate it could bust £6k…thats epic..its been doing the rounds on faceache which should help..spoke to a few guys who knew him and they were all a bit shocked/numb.its very tragic

    Rickos
    Member

    Pah! £6K? This is gonna go to £10K.

    Do the ‘puffer organisers know about this? Anybody know them?

    Donated .
    It got a little dusty.
    Ride it like you stole it.

    glupton1976
    Member

    What about telling the folk at the Adventure Show – they’ll probably be up there filming the Puffer as per usual.

    whattyre
    Member

    i think steve from square wheels is on or part of the organisation…

    Premier Icon Paul McG
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    Good idea – I’ve tipped off my contacts at the Adventure Show and advised them of what you’re doing.

    (I’m the co-organiser of the Celtman race that Chris did last Summer – I think you’ve posted on our FB page munrobiker?).

    Cheers

    Paul

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Boom £6k gone, this is just fantastic.

    munrobiker
    Member

    Paul McG- I did post on your page, my name is Luke Bradley. Feel free to message me, it did cross my mind that the Adventure Show folk would be there.

    I’m not sure about Square Wheels promoting this as they support their own MR team at the event.

    Anna B
    Member

    Very sorry to read this, and of your loss munrobiker and others.

    devs
    Member

    I dunno if goldfish is on this forum or not but she has been the subject of Adventure Show coverage before teamed up with Jojo. She’s doing support for me and Luke and any other waif and stray that needs it as that’s what she’s like! She going to mention it to the Adventure Show crew so hopefully we can get a bit more publicity and bust the 10k. That would be awesome. People’s generosity is amazing. I have spent a lot of today with a big lump in my throat.

    simply_oli_y
    Member

    Just to reiterate Lukes words, its amazing to see the support received for this.

    Thanks everyone.

    Ollie.

    Premier Icon funkrodent
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    Donated. Really tragic. Lost two best mates within a year of each other about 10 years ago. Pain has mostly gone now. Replaced by many, many happy memories, in which they’re forever young, the sun’s always shining and the wind ruffles their hair.. 🙂

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