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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 6

Two years on and Chris Bell Racing is returning to the puffer. We will be racing in the pairs category again and raising funds for Mountain Rescue. Thanks for your donation.

02/01/15 11:59

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 08:06

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 08:05

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

22/01/13 04:20

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.

Raising money for

Run by Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

Charity Registration No. SC015700

Donations 1092

Donation by Rubber_Buccaneer on 23/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by stir on 23/01/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by epicyclo on 19/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

late to the icy icy party- hope you feel awful today Lukey, I know it's what Chris would have wanted

Donation by Chrissy L on 19/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Matt Smith on 19/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of a wonderful nephew Chris Bell. He would so love what you all keep doing for him xx

Donation by Aunty Px on 18/01/15

Have fun out there and stay safe x

Donation by Bonnie on 17/01/15

£25.00

Hey Luke, All the best! Better get eating that pasta, it's going to be a frosty night. x

Donation by Will and Jane on 16/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck and ride hard.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/01/15

£10.00

Good luck Luke!

Donation by Francesca on 16/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck xx

Donation by charlotte teale on 15/01/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by patricia cole on 15/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Ian on 13/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck :)

Donation by Lianne Murrie on 12/01/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Tap on 12/01/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by John Holdsworth on 12/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

May the force of staucc be with you.

Donation by Adam on 12/01/15

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Rip it up buddy! 1 handed wheelies!

Donation by oli young on 12/01/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Nice one Luke! x

Donation by Kate Blacklidge on 11/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From Mr and Mrs End2end from NRM forum.

Donation by End2end on 06/01/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good job Luke, thank you so much for you efforts to raise money for the MRT. Ride hard, look fast and taste blood. It could be a cold year at the Puffer!

Donation by Kyla on 05/01/15

£20.00

Had the absolute pleasure of meeting Chris and Tom at Bike Village. They were great guys and clearly much missed. Good luck!

Donation by Boris on 05/01/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£20,409.63
  • Offline donations£530.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£20,939.63
  • Gift Aid£4,197.12

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