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£2,290raised of £2,000 target by 65 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,290 to get Derek back on his feet (wheels!) in time for the Transcontinental Race on July 28th

    Location
    Bracknell, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 10th July 2017

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    Story

    I know Derek mainly through his charitable work for World Bicycle Relief, and wanted to assist after his bike was stolen after he had just completed a 600km ride as part of his grueling preparation for the Transcontinental Race.

    Derek is currently in remission from cancer (for the second time) - I only mention this, as I didn't actually appreciate this when I agreed to help set up a Crowdfunding page to try and get him to the start line for the frankly terrifying 2017 Transcontinental Race, just a scant month away,

    The full story can be read online on (www.derekboocock.com), but suffice it to say that having to ask for help in this is not Derek's in his nature... he earnt his bike the hard way, through graft and (his words) cleaning sh***y toilets and mopping floors. To have it stolen after 100's of hours and 1000's of km training, and with such a short time to go, it is a bitter pill to swallow. He just will not have time to get back in the game without the generosity of others.

    **UPDATE 24/06: The response so far has been so fast (and epic), that we hit £500 in 12hrs + Whilst to replace Derek's setup would be over £6,000, he has FINALLY had some luck... Specialized will loan him a demo bike with the option to purchase should he be able to raise sufficient funds.

    **UPDATE 25/06: £750 was actually smashed too, in under 24hrs no less, so I've had to stretch the "Stretch Target"!

    **UPDATE 26/06: 48hrs in, and over £1,100 raised - moumental!!

    **UPDATE 04/07: Last push, as I need to close the campaign in order to get the donations to Derek in time :)

    So, it's still a mountain to climb, but it suddenly feels achievable, plus I know that Derek will repay this kindness forward, both in his continuing fundraising activities, and giving back to the community that rose to the challenge.

    I'll leave you with a quote stolen from the man himself: "Whatever your illness, whatever your ailment, don't sit back and let life pass you by."

    Thank you,
    Steve

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    • Steve Tweed5 months ago
      Steve Tweed

      Steve Tweed

      5 months ago

      ♡♡♡♡ YOU HAVE DONE IT! ♡♡♡♡ Give yourselves a pat on the back, a belly rub, or maybe a high five and fist pump, because you guys have excelled even our wildest expectations! I don't want to labour the point, but after Derek suffered such a major setback, he was ready to give up. He is a proud man, and having to admit that he needed help was the last thing he wanted to do... but after training so hard for the Transcontinental Race this was the Last Chance Saloon, and he was only armed with a bicycle pump and the will to drive forward.

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    • Steve Tweed5 months ago
      Steve Tweed

      Steve Tweed

      5 months ago

      If you are not aware of Derek, other than his leading of his WBR Training Rides, you're going to want to check out his biography! The things this guy has done - against all odds - is quite literally bonkers! The guy is a force of nature, so let's get him the tools back he needs to shine :) http://www.derekboocock.com/about/

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    • Steve Tweed5 months ago
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      Steve Tweed

      5 months ago

      This was the bike that was stolen; the bike that should have carried ultra-cyclist Derek over 4,000Km in the upcoming Transcontinental Race 2017 (TCR 05) Specialized Roubaix Comp 2017 – upgraded with Ultegra Di2 components. It was a size 52cm. Rear wheel: DT R470 Disc. Font wheel: DT R460 Disc built on SON delux dynamo hub.Profile Design T3 Carbon Aerobars with riser kit. Powertap P1 Pedals.

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    5 months ago

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    Supporters

    65

    • Sumit Sen

      Sumit Sen

      Jul 6, 2017

      £10.00

    • Capo Beach Fliers

      Capo Beach Fliers

      Jul 6, 2017

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 5, 2017

      £100.00

    • Paul Rogers

      Paul Rogers

      Jul 5, 2017

      Wishing you the all the best for your upcoming ride!

      £50.00

    • Al Clewley

      Al Clewley

      Jul 5, 2017

      Keep going! All the best to you Derek.

      £30.00

    • Jurrien Rasing

      Jurrien Rasing

      Jul 5, 2017

      Succes met je rit en ga ervoor!

      £30.00

    • Jeff Lipsman

      Jeff Lipsman

      Jul 5, 2017

      Ride on!

      £100.00

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    Steve Tweed

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    Bracknell, United Kingdom

    Avid Zwift and outdoor Cyclist, and part of Team WBR (World Bicycle Relief); a charity that aims to mobilise people through "The Power of Bicycles".

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