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Topic: Sponsor John C! Biking Coast to Coast
Posted By: John C
Subject: Sponsor John C! Biking Coast to Coast
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2014 at 10:54pm
Please help me raise funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity - I'll be taking a 'break' from GSP production duties & junior football training for a few days next month. I'm cycling from Whitehaven to Sunderland starting Friday 19th September and reaching the destination Sunday.
It's a cause close to Graham and I as we have both had close relatives treated there. I also have a number of good friends in the past and currently undergoing treatment. There are 14 others riding too, most of whom also have connections to the hospital. 
Weston Park is not just a treatment hospital, they are also involved in research and development of new treatments.

I'll be editing this page with more info...

For now please use this link to donate...

http://www.justgiving.com/johnhc">JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

Thanks,

John C



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Posted By: RichW
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 8:01am
Great cause & good effort John.
Donation made. Good luck!
 


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Posted By: John C
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 11:02am
Thanks Rich,

Much appreciated

John.


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Posted By: msphil
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 10:55pm
Donation made to a worthwhile cause. If this was a theatrical event I would say break a leg, But then you've already done that! Oh dear such bad taste! Have an enjoyable and safe ride!
Phil

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Posted By: John C
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 11:31pm
Thanks Phil,

I'll let you know next time I'm out your way and make sure I call in. Need to bring those spare bits for you.

JOHN 


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Posted By: msphil
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 11:49pm
Originally posted by John C John C wrote:

Thanks Phil,

I'll let you know next time I'm out your way and make sure I call in. Need to bring those spare bits for you.

JOHN 


Thanks John! Always good to see you!

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'You are, through your soul not your body, a human being.'


Posted By: Drewan77
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2014 at 1:13pm
Sorry I'm a bit late with this John, I have been away for the past week. Very happy to support such a good cause & have made a donation, I have a close friend currently suffering

Good luck with the cycle & see you soon!


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Posted By: John C
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2014 at 3:14pm
Hi Andrew, 

No problem and thank you for the support. I think it's one of those things that everyone has a connection to these days. 


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Posted By: msphil
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2014 at 10:59pm
How did it go John? Did the leg hold out?

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Posted By: Graham Slee
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2014 at 3:28pm
It's next weekend


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Posted By: WhoStoleTheSand
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 11:04am
Good Luck this weekend!

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Posted By: LOINER
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 12:57pm
Donation made Good luck John

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Posted By: Martin1
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 2:37pm
He doesn't need luck just the spangly crown.
Martin

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Posted By: John C
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 1:56pm

I'd just like to start by saying a big thank you to those of you who have sponsored me. It's not too late to donate as my Just Giving page is still active until 21/12/2014.

Well, all but one of us made it to the end on our bikes. Only 23 miles from the finish in Sunderland one of the guys hit a steel bollard/post at quite a speed. He did continue for a couple more miles but when the adrenaline wore off the pain kicked in and he had to stop. We think he may have broken ribs.

The first day was great weather with stunning views through the lake district starting at the slipway in Whitehaven Harbour, via Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, Greystoke, finishing in Penrith.

Second day was the shortest distance but definitely the most difficult with climbs over the A686 (Hartside Summit, 1903 feet) which is long but by no means the hardest. Much more difficult was the climb out of Garrigill over the top, where some of the guys who came though later saw Boris Johnson on a grouse shoot, and down into Nenthead. In fact it seemed like we were going up all day.. The views would have been stunning around here but unfortunately for us it was bad fog with visibility down to around 20 metres. The day finished, thankfully, in Allenheads.

Third day started straight into climbing again for the first part with the worst coming on the road out of Stanhope with a 17% gradient. It did get a little easier but was still long and steep. At this point we joined the Waskerley Way (look out for Elmer Fudd) and it then became a much more leisurely and mostly downward run towards the east coast finishing on the beach at Roker, Sunderland.

My total raised up to now has just passed £900.00 online but I still have all the paper forms to come in so will definitely pass my target of £1000.00. As a group we were looking to raise £15,000.00 and are well on the way with the total just topping £12,000.00 and still more to come. 

Thanks,

John C



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Posted By: Drewan77
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 2:10pm
Well done John, a fabulous achievement and good that we could help in our own small way. Those climbs certainly sound exhausting but knowing you, the motto would be "solder on regardless" Wink


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Andrew


Posted By: msphil
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 4:16pm
Congratulations John!  Glad you made it and raised some worthwhile money.

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'You are, through your soul not your body, a human being.'


Posted By: BackinBlack
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 4:31pm
Well done John. Hope you enjoyed it!


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Posted By: RichW
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 4:36pm
Well done John Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Fatmangolf
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 7:49pm
Congratulations on both the athletic effort and the charitable achievement.

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Open mind and ears, whilst owning GSP Genera, Accession, Elevator EXP, Solo ULDE, Proprius amps, Cusat50 cables, Lautus digital cable, Spatia cables and links, and a Majestic DAC.


Posted By: morris_minor
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 8:05pm
Thumbs Up Well done John!

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Solo ULDE, Novo, Lautus USB and digital, Libran balanced, CuSat50
2 x Proprius + Spatia/Spatia Links


Posted By: Martin1
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 8:36pm
Ditto.
Martin

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Posted By: Graham Slee
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 9:49pm
I was pleased to find he hadn't returned more bionic than he was when he hit the twin pillars of a road sign some years ago Ermm

However, one of the team did, which shows it to be a dangerous pastime.

Maybe I ought to look into some insurance? No, not for John - for me! LOL


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Posted By: John C
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2015 at 12:45pm
I'd just like to say a big THANK YOU to those of you who sponsored me last September.

We eventually got all the money in from everyone and, as a group, raised £27,000.00

Thumbs Up Hug



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Posted By: morris_minor
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2015 at 7:27pm
Well done John! Thumbs Up

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Bob

Majestic DAC/pre-amp
Accession MC/Enigma, Accession MM, Reflex M, Elevator EXP, Era Gold V
Solo ULDE, Novo, Lautus USB and digital, Libran balanced, CuSat50
2 x Proprius + Spatia/Spatia Links


Posted By: RichW
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 8:39am
Superb - well done John. Thumbs Up



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Posted By: Fatmangolf
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 6:13pm
A sterling effort.

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Jon

Open mind and ears, whilst owning GSP Genera, Accession, Elevator EXP, Solo ULDE, Proprius amps, Cusat50 cables, Lautus digital cable, Spatia cables and links, and a Majestic DAC.


Posted By: BAK
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2015 at 12:22am
John, I wish I could have joined you.
I rode a 10-speed for over 25 years. I miss it, the freedom, the quiet passages through hill and dale,
 the nature, and the exercise.
Yes there was some danger, but with experience one can avoid most of it.
Congratulations on the fund raising.

Bruce


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AT-14SA, Pickering XV-15/625, Technics SL-1600MK2, Reflex M, Lautus, Technics SH-8066, Dynaco ST120a, Eminence Beta 8A in custom cabs;; Using Majestic DAC
Enjoy Life Your Way!



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