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A full race report is here- 

http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/chris-bell-racing-at-the-puffer-thanks-and-how-we-did

 

UPDATE- IF NO ONE HAS ANY OBJECTIONS, GIVEN THE VAST AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU HAVE ALL DONATED IT WOULD BE GOOD TO SPLIT IT WITH LOCHABERS MTN RESCUE WHO WERE ALSO INVOLVED AND SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED. IF ANYONE HAS ANY OBJECTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW ON LLEEBB76@GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 

SIMILARLY WE MUST NOT FORGET THE OTHER VICTIMS OF THIS HORRIFIC INCIDENT- TOM CHESTERS, RACHEL MAJUMDAR AND UNA FINNEGAN.

No doubt you have heard about the tragedy at the weekend of four young climbers being killed in Glencoe. One of these was our great friend and my bike racing partner Chris. Chris was the very best of men, a kind, fun and enthusiastic man who made a lasting impression on all those he met. 

Chris was a keen bike and triathlon racer, winning numerous races, some of which I was fortunate enough to be his team mate for. Chris was always the faster one- his dedication to being fast was unmatched. 

This weekend Oli, Huw Pete and I are doing the Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike race as two teams. This is held in Strathpeffer, 30 minutes north of Inverness. "Bike" magazine in the US voted it in the top 10 hardest mountain bike events in the world. The race involves riding up to 200 miles over several inches of ice and snow through a night that has 17 hours of darkness. Chris meant to race this event with me four years ago but was unable to make it.

In his memory Pete and I would like to take the opportunity for the fabulous Mountain Rescue team that recovered the casualties. Please give generously, it would mean the world to his family and friends. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21106340

 

 

Updates 5

Just to let you all know Huw and Oli finished 4th, Pete and I 9th. Cracked £20,000 on the last lap. A very emotional weekend. A full report is here- http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/chris-bell-racing-at-the-puffer-thanks-and-how-we-did Thanks so much for your generosity

28/01/13 11:29

Everyone, the race starts in just over 12 hours. In five days Chris has raised over £18,700. Including gift aid. Thanks so much.

25/01/13 20:06

Everyone, the race starts in just over 12 hours. In five days Chris has raised over £18,700. Including gift aid. Thanks so much.

25/01/13 20:05

Everyone, your generosity has staggered us. Chris has now raised £10,000 including gift aid. Thank you so much.

22/01/13 16:20

Thank you everyone, so much. Your generosity has been incredible- £1500 in less than 12 hours. There's a nice piece about the victims here. http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/glencoe-avalanche-victims-spent-all-their-free-time-in-the-mountains-1-2748860

21/01/13 08:56

Raising money for

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

Charity Registration No. SC015700

Glencoe Mountain Rescue has been providing a free rescue service in the Glencoe area since 1961. Run entirely by volunteers and hugely reliant on donations for funding, the rescue service extends to mountains, rivers, lochs, caves and the sea across North Argyll and on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

Donations 1056

Donation by Anonymous on 11/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Robert Tyson on 14/04/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck and thank you for all you do

Donation by Ron Jeremy (STW) on 14/04/13

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In memory of Rachel and Tom. I spent many happy weekends orienteering with Rachel as a junior and she was brilliant fun.

Donation by Martha Taylor on 09/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Cougar on 18/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Luke, so sad to hear of the tragic loss of your friend, Chris. Brilliant effort at the race and with the fundraising.

Donation by Sue Goodall on 17/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Sorry to read this sad news. Glencoe Mountain Rescue do a wonderful job.

Donation by Colin Morton on 10/03/13

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From Chris McCabe's Granma .

Donation by susan mccabe on 03/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Oscar Swedrup on 19/02/13

£10.00

In memory of our friend's wonderful son.

Donation by The Edge Family on 19/02/13

Donation by Anonymous on 19/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done gents. Sterling effort.

Donation by Niall Pairman on 10/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 10/02/13

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proud of how much you've raised in honour of chris. i hope the race went well!

Donation by naomi mcreynolds on 09/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Luke, your Father told me Chris' story and it is our pleasure to offer up a small donation to your very worthy causes.

Donation by CKD Galbraith - Tim Kirkwood on 07/02/13

£500.00

Donation by Neil Hodgins on 06/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Sponsoring by proxy in support of a friend of Chris's.

Donation by TK on 06/02/13

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Well done - superb effort

Donation by Anon on 06/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Hanna Plant on 06/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Luke. A stunning tribute to Chris.

Donation by Andy & Heather Marvin on 03/02/13

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Well done Luke and your team. We were so sorry to hear of the death of your friend.

Donation by Granny & Grandad on 03/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Luke, great job you have done organizing this in memory of Chris, he was such a nice lad to have known & ride with.

Donation by Jamie Beamish on 03/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Adam Everson on 02/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Brian Openshaw on 02/02/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£19,774.46
  • Offline donations£30.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£19,804.46
  • Gift Aid£4,065.87

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