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Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:45:52 AM »
Cycle To The Sky - ReLaunch

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We are very excited to announce that the Cycle To The Sky fundraising bike ride will take place on the 14th & 15th May 2014, starting from Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and ending at Robin Hood Airport Hangar 3, taking in Newark, Coningsby, Waddington and Scampton, some 150 miles over 2 days!!!

Even more exciting than that our very own committee members Lee Gosling and Sean Bennett along with Vulcan To The Sky Club member David Moore will be completing this epic trip.

Please do support the team in reaching the objectives of raising £5580 for Vulcan XH558 donations can be made by following the Just giving link.

More news to follow.



6-12-13 update above :)

A couple of months ago we received a fundraising event suggestion from Club Member
Jo Hill via our Facebook page. The idea was a sponsored cycle ride between XH558’s place of
restoration, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, and her current home at
Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, a distance of around 100 miles.

We put the idea to the Vulcan To The Sky Trust on the basis that our organising
the event on their behalf would enable sponsorship to benefit from Gift
Aid: they responded enthusiastically and so planning began!

The intention is to complete the challenge over two days with a
maximum of six riders, and we are seeking volunteers. Each rider must
be a Club Member, be fit and able to complete the distance, have their
own machinery, safety equipment and clothing, plus be able to raise
sponsorship for the team and carry out some media activities. The
riders will need to get to Bruntingthorpe for the start of the ride and
return home from Robin Hood Airport the following day.

In addition to the riders, we require a volunteer support vehicle and
driver to follow the team to provide backup. Ideally, this person should
be first aid qualified and have experience of cycle repairs / maintenance.
The vehicle will carry cycle spares, overnight luggage for the riders,
food and drink.

If you are interested in taking part in this challenge, please contact
either Paul Gulliver or Lee Gosling (<!-- e -->eastanglia.regions@vulcantotheskyclub.co.uk<!-- e -->), setting out your
cycling experience and ideas for securing sponsorship. Paul and Lee will
select the team. The Club and Trust will be seeking sponsorship of the
team via the Vulcan Village and other stand appearances, in addition to
online and Twitter promotion.

At present we do not have a finalised date for the challenge. However, it
is likely to be mid-week and during October 2013, thereby maximising
our opportunities for attracting support over the summer.
Above all, this is intended to be a fun fundraising event, not a race, with
the aim of supporting Operation 2015.

We look forward to hearing from you <!-- s:) -->:)<!-- s:) -->

We have set up a just giving webpage <!-- w -->www.justgiving.com/cycletothesky<!-- w --> dig deep <!-- s:) -->:)<!-- s:) -->

If you can make yourself known to us if you are interested in taking part in this event.

All the best
« Last Edit: December 06, 2013, 11:36:25 AM by leslie »

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Re: Cycle to The Sky October 2013
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 09:57:01 AM »
« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 07:31:27 PM by leslie »

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Re: Cycle to The Sky October 2013
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 09:34:59 PM »
So is anyone one interested in taking part in this ride?

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Re: Cycle to The Sky October 2013
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 05:36:07 PM »
I guess that's a no then :(

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Re: Cycle to The Sky October 2013
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 10:25:07 AM »
I would if I thought I would ever move again afterwards.

Surely we have some cyclists out there? What about relay cycling so you don't do the whole distance. What about a team from a family? Its not that far!

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - postponed
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 10:11:49 PM »
Paul and I have decided to postpone the cycle to the sky sponsored ride until May 2014.

In short, we didnt have anyone commit to taking part in the ride, and the sponsorship collections via our justgiving page have also been somewhat disappointing.

We are still very much committed to organising this event as we believe it to be a fantastic idea.

we will be promoting the event heavily in upcoming club publications and events. 

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:33:53 AM »
Cycle To The Sky - ReLaunch

www.justgiving.com/cycletothesky

We are very excited to announce that the Cycle To The Sky fundraising bike ride will take place on the 14th & 15th May 2014, starting from Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and ending at Robin Hood Airport Hangar 3, taking in Newark, Coningsby, Waddington and Scampton, some 150 miles over 2 days!!!

Even more exciting than that Sean Bennett and I along with Vulcan To The Sky Club member David Moore will be completing this epic trip!!!

I/We trust we can count on your support in reaching the objectives of raising £5580 for Vulcan XH558 donations can be made by following the Just giving link.

More news to follow.

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 11:56:38 AM »
Congratulations - you have reached 1% of your target!

Pedal on!
I'll never give up on the dream!

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 12:09:01 PM »
thanks Sam  ;D

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 09:27:00 PM »
A 4th team member has joined the team, we have Myself, Sean, David and now Ray. All the more reason to sponsor us :)

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 09:42:36 PM »
I'd love to join you on this little trip. But I'm not stupid.
Hold a chicken in the air stick a deck chair up your nose, buy a jumbo jet and then bury all your clothes..........\":D\"

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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 02:47:14 PM »
Don't worry Gregg I will find something for you do do.
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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 07:33:11 PM »
Updated poster for you all, please share, if you want the highres PDF drop me your email and ill forward it to you.

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Re: Cycle to The Sky October 2013
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 02:49:21 PM »
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Re: Cycle to The Sky - 14th & 15th May 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013, 11:59:56 AM »
2% of the target reached :)

My training starts on sunday!!!!! Last week of drinking lol :)

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