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From April 26th to May 13th 2012 Alan Buttler and Geoff Wiles supported by Geoff Hodgson will be cycling the 1,500 mile route of the 1955 Peace Race, in tribute to the life of Alf Buttler and to raise money for Diabetes UK.  

They will be joined enroute for stage 8  by Tave Schur, twice winner of the Peace Race in 1955 and 1959; Alan Jacob, former Great Britain team rider from the 1962 Peace Race and his son David Jacob; John Woodburn, former Great Britain team rider from the 1963 Peace Race; Michal Thompson, and on stage 9 and 10 by Chris Sampson.

As team mechanic, the 1955 Peace Race was Alf's first race with the British amateur team and the beginning of a 25 year career with British cycling. Our journey will follow the 13 original stages of the race, from Prague to Berlin to Warsaw.

Alf had been suffering from Diabetes for 10 years and sadly passed away on 21st December 2008.  During these years he wrote about his 70 year involvement with cycling which has been serialised into an online blog: http://alfbuttler.blogspot.com/

For more information on the ride and progress reports see: 

http://www.alfbuttlertributeride.com

http://www.twitter.com/pbw2012

http://www.facebook.com/pbw2012

Updates 2

Thanks to John Woodburn, Alan Jacob and Alton Cycling club for their offline donation of £154!

31/05/12 10:24

We received 150 EU in donations from a collection at the Junge Welt press reception in Berlin, along with another £80 from colleagues of David Jacob. Thank you so much eveyone who has donated, your generosity is greatly appreciated!

08/05/12 21:18

Raising money for

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK

Charity Registration No. 215199

Diabetes UK is the leading charity working for people with diabetes, funding research and helping people live with the condition. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes.

Donations 107

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Wow..what an amazing story and a cool thing to do. Congratulations.

Donation by Susannah Johnson on 01/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Guil Silva on 21/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations to all riders!

Donation by Guil Silva on 21/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by sergio sokota on 19/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Alan and the team, what a great achievement. Alf was a great guy

Donation by Ian Broadhurst on 31/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Think we can safely say your dad would have been very proud of the well planned and executed Tribute Ride – Congratulations and well done Alan

Donation by Ken and Audrey Broadhurst on 31/05/12

£25.00

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Congratulations to Robert Jacob and family and indeed all the riders.

Donation by Sarah Resch on 29/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Sorry for being so late getting round to it, awesome effort Mr B!

Donation by Tom Beale on 27/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hope all went well with the ride.

Donation by Mike Perkins on 23/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well Done the aged MRCer!!!!!

Donation by Evan Stirzaker on 21/05/12

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I'M DONATING AT THE REQUEST OF MY FATHER, TOM RIDDELL, WHO SENDS VERY BEST WISHES. CONGRATULATIONS ON RAISING SO MUCH MONEY FOR CHARITY.

Donation by JACQUELINE RIDDELL on 19/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Alan! Best wishes from Mrs Green, Carol and Helen

Donation by The Green Family on 17/05/12

£25.00

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From John and Jean Flear. All the best...

Donation by John Flear on 16/05/12

£10.00

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Courtesy of Herbie Sykes, Author of Maglia Rosa: Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro D'Italia ...... Thank you Herbie

Donation by Anonymous on 14/05/12

£25.00

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Well done mate a terrific effort and a great cause. I'm not looking forward to our next ride as you'll be flying.

Donation by Andrew Davies on 13/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done team Alf, it's worth 25 quid to see Wilesy on the front "punching a hole in the wind !!!!!!!!!!"

Donation by Barry Charlton on 12/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Dimitri Demishev on 11/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Robert, Hope you got back safely. Love, Sarah and Shaun

Donation by Sarah Gerrard on 08/05/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Robert - all the best from Karen and Graham Dayman

Donation by Karen Dayman on 08/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck to Alan, Robert and David jacob

Donation by Jeremy Eastaugh on 08/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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:)

Donation by Jonathan Downs on 08/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck

Donation by Kevin Sawle on 07/05/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Alan, didn't realise you were doing this until today - what a great idea. Good luck for the rest of the ride.

Donation by Anna, Will & James on 05/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Fantastic updates Alan. Great write up about your day with Tave reminded me to donate.

Donation by David Waterhouse on 05/05/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,864.00
  • Offline donations£634.00
  • Text donations£45.00
  • Total raised£3,543.00
  • Gift Aid£602.75

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