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Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« on: 16.08. 2016 21:09 »
Hey guys, get on board for the DGR. No donation is necessary, but I'm sure you'll want to put in a couple of quid for the cause. You don't even have to ride if you don't want to, but it would be great if you did. You can contribute to, or join, one of two A7-A10 Forum teams, it doesn't matter which one (or you can just be independent).  Here's a link to the teams:  https://www.gentlemansride.com/sponsor/?kw=a7

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #1 on: 16.08. 2016 21:39 »
Calling Southern UK members. Please come and join me. I've chosen Oxford UK because I thought you folks around London could make your way there. I could probably switch to Coventry if that's better for you.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #2 on: 17.08. 2016 05:25 »
https://www.gentlemansride.com/rides/new+zealand/auckland

Certainly an international event these days!
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #3 on: 19.08. 2016 12:27 »
If only half of the forum membership would contribute $5 each to DGR through one of the forum teams (anonymously, if you choose), as a group we would have contributed over $2,000. If you are worried that the money doesn't get to the right place you can read the financial information on the DGR and Movember Foundation sites. As I read it, 70% goes directly to prostate health and suicide prevention. If you are over 50 and have a prostate, you might want to consider this a worthy cause (and a fun ride, if you can make it).

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P.S. This is not the last time I'm bringing this up.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #4 on: 19.08. 2016 15:58 »
Well I've signed up for the Cambridge ride (sorry GB), and punted 30 squid. But I'm not going if it's wet.


 
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #5 on: 19.08. 2016 16:02 »
CB,

That's great! I'll be looking for you when the video comes out.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #6 on: 19.08. 2016 16:16 »
Well I've signed up for the Cambridge ride (sorry GB)...
Cambridge is 92 miles from me, where Oxford is 45 so I don't think I'll join you.

Come on chaps, I'm sure you don't have to don fancy dress, just come to keep me company, (and donate a few quid).

Speaking of fancy dress, I've bought a pair of knee length breeches and long golfers socks. I'll wear my brown leather brouges. I've also bought a nearly new genuine Harris Tweed sports jacket. I'm thinking of a cravat, or maybe a bow tie. I may well look a proper prat but I don't mind, it's all for fun  *smile*. I'll post a picture when I'm ready.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #7 on: 19.08. 2016 17:27 »
I am going to try and get my local VMCC section to link the planned ride on the 25th Sept to this, so I will be riding but locally. Sorry Greybeard Oxford is a long way, could do Cambridge but if the section agree then there will be 15 to 20 of us.
I tried to donate to the team Greybeard's in(sorry topdad) but it only allowed a donation in dollars did it anyway but it has not appeared yet will give it till tomorrow and if still not there then will try again.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #8 on: 19.08. 2016 17:42 »
...only allowed a donation in dollars...
Yes, that puzzled me. I thought I'd donated 20UKP but Paypal only showed a figure of about 15; I later realised that the donation was in US Dollars.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #9 on: 19.08. 2016 17:48 »
I'm going to the Oxford ride, GB, but this year I'll be on a modern retro bike. Just being lazy and giving my kick start knee a rest.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #10 on: 19.08. 2016 18:26 »
I'm going to the Oxford ride, GB, but this year I'll be on a modern retro bike. Just being lazy and giving my kick start knee a rest.

Paul

Great. We'll have to arrange a way of recognising each other. I will not be wearing my forum Tee-shirt this time.

I think Polly said he might be able to make it too.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #11 on: 19.08. 2016 18:49 »
...and maybe everyone can sign into one or the other forum teams. Any contribution under your own name is then ascribed to the team as well. Contributions made directly to a team do not go toward any rider's prize possibilities (which is a good thing).

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #12 on: 23.08. 2016 23:33 »
    Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride by the numbers:

    As of now:

    • 25/9/2016 = Date for DGR worldwide
    • 17,889 = riders worldwide
    • US $619,000 = raised so far worldwide
    • 868 = total membership of BSA A7-A10 Forum
    • 1 = one of us who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within a year, statistically speaking
    • 5-1/2 = years within which one of us will die of prostate cancer, statistically speaking
    • 99 = percent of men with the most common types of prostate cancer who will survive more than five years after diagnosis
    • 5= BSA A7-A10 Forum members registered to ride in DGR (that I know of)
    • US $328 = money raised by BSA A7-A10 Forum members (that I know of), some riding, some not
    • US $10,806 = money raised by one London rider with the help of many friends (granted, some must be quite affluent)

    Everyone can make of this what they will. I hope more members will join their local rides, if just for the fun of it.

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Two forum teams:

https://www.gentlemansride.com/team/thebsaa7-a10forum
https://www.gentlemansride.com/team/bobhebdonbsaa7anda10forumworldwideride

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Edit: I discovered a 5th rider.
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    Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
    « Reply #13 on: 24.08. 2016 06:34 »
    Yes you were right I will be riding my 1954 s/a A10 in the Hawkes Bay Napier ride.
    I have just added a B31 to my collection so now have a 1954 C10L, 1954 B 31, 1951 B33, & 1954 A10
    My Son has pinched my 1986 BMW R80RT  so that saves the problem of which side the brake & gears are

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    Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
    « Reply #14 on: 24.08. 2016 07:01 »
    George,

    Thanks for responding to my PM. Assume you will join one of the teams. I envy the collection. At the end of our respective rides, I am suggesting we all hoist one to the cause and one to the forum (then wait a while before riding home). We will just have to act as if there is not a gap of time and place between us.

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