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Old 12 Oct 2010
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Arctic Ride for Cancer

Hi everybody,
my first thread , a bit new to tech stuff but here goes.
In aid of Breast Cancer I plan to ride solo to Arctic Norway . Camping and self catering is the order of the day due to tight budget.
The trip will take in 16 countries including France Belgium Holland Germany Denmark Norway Sweden Finland ,Estonia ,Latvia , Lithuania ,Poland Czech Rep, Austria, Italy and home thro France.
The reason for trip, Cos its in my head and has to be done . More importantly tho for Breast Cancer Research. My wife Jackie is recovering from breast cancer, all very positive I might add. The hospital in which she was cared for is Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital in Merseyside. I intend to blog the trip daily on Horizons and also on my own site Solobiketour4cancer.com . This in the stages of being designed.
Grant kindly gave me permission to use the HU logo for this project. Tee shirts have been printed and the Just Giving web site will be implemented for donation collection.
The trip starts from the hospital grounds in June 2012. I know a long way off, but got to start planning and learning. The only thing that is ready is me and the bike DL 650 V Strom, just cant wait to get on the road.
Somebody will have to show me how to include photos, god its frustrating!
Hopfully bump in some Hubbers on the road [ perhaps that should be refrased ]
Chef Jules

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Hi Jules
Good luck on your very worthwhile venture.


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Arctic cancer ride

Dont know how Chris, so here it is again . I think Ive found how to reduce photo files. Lets see. We didnt have computers in my school in the 50s and 60s. Catching up with rest of you, but Im unbeatable with a frying pan!
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HI Chef Jules: My wife and I are heading in your direction in June/July 2010 (Great Britian and Western Europe). The plan is to store our bike in Germany and return in Jun/Jul 2012. At that ime we plan to do Norway, Sweden, Finland, and then some of the eastern european countries. Will be looking for you. I will watch your website.
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Good stuff Joe, maybe we will be able to meet up on the road . If you PM me nearer the time Ill give a contact number and address in UK if you need accommodation enroute to your bikes.
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At last the departure date is in sight, May 8th . Ready and raring to go. www.solobiketour4cancer.com Sponsors in place, training ongoing and bike prep complete . Hopefully see some of you on the road some day Jules
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May 8th is Departure day. Leaving Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital at 10 am. At last time to ride. I am riding solo raising funds for Breast Cancer Oncology Dept. www.solobiketour4cancer.com. It seems an age since I first thought of the idea. 6 weeks 17 countries. Hope to see some of you on the road.
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