Riders Down- Mountain Rescue Fundraiser, please help.
I’ve also been moved to tears by the overwhelming generosity of outdoorsy people and the people close to those we’ve lost. Many of us knowing, “There but for the grace of god…”
As I’ve been a ‘meeja whore’ and been filmed the last couple of times I’ve done the Puffer, I’ve sent a message to one of the Adventure Show team to see if they would be willing to cover the cause.Posted 5 years agoglupton1976Member
I see that the donations page has raised more than £8000 pounds now. That’s an incredible amount of money and will no doubt provide the Glencoe MRT with funds that will make a great difference to their training, equipment and service. Lochaber MRT also appear to be getting a few donations too for the part they played.
Luke – it’s a hell of a gesture to make. Good on you.Posted 5 years agoShergieMember
I too had the pleasure of working with Chris and knew Tom through bikevillage too, although I haven’t seen the guys for what must be a couple of years now the memories of that season and the subsequent races will live with me forever.
Fast and Light boys, fast and light xPosted 5 years ago
Just seen your update message on just giving site. Think it’s great idea spreading the funds especially given the awesome amount you have collected to date. Great work, it’s a fantastic memorial.
Good, I’m glad you think so. It’d be a shame for them to get overlooked.
I’ve spoken to Chris’s family tonight, they are overwhelmed by this. Chris’s father has said he would like to auction off his bikes for the charity too- let’s see if we can get enough for a new Land Rover.
His dad said he couldn’t face walking into his garage every day and seeing the bikes and thinking Chris had come home. That choked me up something rotten. He was choked up when I said the money raised shows how much his son was loved. Well done all of you.Posted 5 years agorugbydickSubscriber
I’ll be at the Puffer as well. Think we’ll be racing against each other as a pair.
Look out for a white VW Transporter with “Animal” logos down the side and a chimanea roaring away. Come over and say hello; we’ll have some funds for the collection and I’m sure there’ll be some beers and trail food going as well.
Sorry for your loss, but congratulations for getting something so amazingly positive out of it.Posted 5 years agogiantonagiantSubscriber
Spandex Bob hit the nail on the head.
Reading the stories and comments from folks on here has really choked me up, a terrible loss to so many people.
Absolutely fantastic effort from a community of outdoors folk that I am proud to be part of.
Donation made / FB share done.
Best of luck at the weekend.Posted 5 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
We don’t pretend to have known anything about those tragically caught up in the events in Glencoe. However, we do know that we will be giving a race briefing in a couple of weeks to many from this forum community and previously one of those lost had been stood amongst us.
We are going to donate £1 from everybody’s entry fee to Mountain Rescue.
Andrew & Jason. Hit the NorthPosted 5 years agojustmeMember
This may sound harsh but please believe me it isn’t meant the way it may soundPosted 5 years ago
Instead of waiting for something this trajic to happens then running around doing one off fundraisers why dont we as people who spent time in the mountains set up a standing order of maybe a fiver a month to go to your local search and rescue team or the air ambulance (the one I give to every month)or which ever you choose – this gives them secure budgetable income and in the long termn generates far more than any one of event.
Imagine how much would be raised if every single person who throws a leg over a bike or climbed or walked gave a small regular donation every month. I like to think of it as insurance,these teams save lives lets hope that when it s our turn to be picked up (hopefully never) they will be able to afford to respond
Once again sorry if this sounds a bit blunt its just my way of saying things and is not meant to be insensative
It feels bad to ask again when there’s already been so much generosity, but with the gift aid contribution we are achingly close to £20,000 (£16,700 just now). I’d love to start the race knowing that the mountain rescue teams will each be £10,000 better off in time for their next call.
Please dig deep for us, share the link on facebook, other forums, blogs and tell your friends.
The generosity of the cycling community has been astounding, and while I know asking for more is pushing it but it would be an incredible legacy.
Thanks so muchPosted 5 years ago
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