Tuesday, 31 July 2012

How do...

How do bikers…

So then, just 6 weeks to go before the off! I must admit, what with all the coming and going this end, I’ve almost clean forgotten that at the other end of this bike ride is one of the greatest festivals known to man… Ace. Me? I’m going to be down the front for De La Soul, First Aid Kit, Hot Chip… and Chas and Dave (natch).

Before all of that, though, a few very important announcements – and things tofill you in on. Please take the time (I’m going to try and be and concise as I can) to have a read through. It’s all stuff you need to know!

Firstly (trumpet fanfare) some excellent news to give you a major incentive to raise as much money as you can. Bestival have stumped up two free tickets (yes, that’s TWO FREE TICKETS!!) to Bestival 2013 to whoever raises the most money for Cancer Research UK. So get your Just Giving page sorted (see below), get those emails out to family and friends – and bag yourself and a mate a free pass to
next year’s shindig!!

Leading the pack at the moment is Glen Orford with a whopping £260.99 with Sophie Holloway close behind on £250. Can you catch them... yes you can!

If you haven’t already set up a Just Giving page, then please do sort one out asap. It’s very easy indeed – just visit the Just Giving website and set up a personal page, remembering to set a fundraising target of £200. Then, click on the Bike to Bestival team page

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/BiketoBestival2012 and click “Join Team”.

There may be some of you out there who have set up a JG page, but aren’t yet listed as one of the Bike to Bestival team. Basically, if you’re not listed on this link, then your money is not going to Bike to Bestival – and you can’t win dem tickets!!

So please take a moment to make sure you’re properly hooked up!

A couple more bits and pieces…

Could you email us with, first of all, any special dietary requirements we should know about.

Second, could you send us your mobile phone number and an emergency contact. Obviously, these will be kept completely between us – but we need to make sure we have these details with us…

Next… Get out on your bikes! Myself and Dom have been trying out the first day of the route of late, and in terms of whopping hills etc, you’re pretty much clear… But you will still need a good level of bike fitness to complete the trip, particularly on the slightly longer first day. Any questions, as ever, do
drop us a line or take a look at the training tips on the blog.

And in the meantime, if you’re going on a practice ride, why not post it up on our Facebook page and get other B2Bers to join you?

Finally (phew!), if you’re one of those Twitter peeps, Sophie has asked if you can tweet us @biketobestival. Just another way to keep you in the loop – and help to build up the excitement as the 4 September approaches! Can’t flipping wait…

That’s just about it for now – but further announcements coming up very soon, so do keep ‘em peeled on the blog and on the Facebook page…

Toodle pip all,


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