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Friday, 16 April 2010

Jim organises a conf call to prep the big LAUNCH

Jim's project management skills are much in evidence as the intrepid cyclists convene by conf call to finalise the launch of the charity fund raising.

Joe manages to join despite having travelled half of continental Europe and then by ferry back to his home in England... the joys of Volcanic Dust.

I wonder if volcanic dust could slow down our cycling.. getting in the spokes etc??? Hopefully the dust clouds will have lifted by June :-)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Jim is getting serious about his training

Just back from a family holiday in Ireland and Jim is up to start an 0600 12 mile ride this morning... impressive.

Joe is curretly eating chocolate in London.

Kieran is getting ready to go to the gym.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

why are we doing this....

Joe Salinger (The Englishman)
Jim Hendry (The Scotsman)
Kieran McGowan (The Irishman)

happy to have the Welsh join & support us...

One cold night, not long ago, an Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman (heavily influenced by several pints of the 200 year old black stuff) vowed to put our bodies on the line, in the name of a charitable cause. It all seemed like a great idea at the time.


However, when we awoke the next day, we realised that there was no turning back ... we had agreed to cycle from London to Paris ... and that is exactly what we are going to do.

We will be cycling for CLIC Sargent ... and very specifically in memory of James Barber, a wonderful four year old boy, who was struck down by Leukemia and died in 1995.

All three of us are fathers who love our children dearly and the thought of what James' parents, Michael and Sonia, as well as so many parents have go through when cancer attacks one of their children, is too terrible to imagine.

CLIC Sargent helps children and young people with cancer and their families with the trauma of diagnosis, the often long journey through treatment and continues to support them afterwards. Every day 10 families are told that their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years. CLIC Sargent is there with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Please note that every penny that you donate will go directly to the charity as Joe, Jim and Kieran will all be paying for their own trip.

We really appreciate all of your support and thank you for your donations.

Why not add your favourite Englishman, Scotsman, Irishman joke as a comment when you donate... we promise a special "gift" for the best one!! Laughter will definitely help us get through the challenge.

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well, we are now in training... well at least some of us... Joe is still thinking about the cycling!!

creating the charity donation web pages and they will be available soon so look forward to hearing from anyone and getting lots of donations as well as Englishman/Irishman/Scotsman jokes to boost our morale during the training period

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/englishmanscotsmanirishman