Dunleer – Ireland
We’ve just received a couple of exciting deliveries which we’ll be raffling off during this Saturdays Homecoming Party.
Firstly, we have to say a big thank you to Damian from Freewheel who dropped down a tasty KTM Bazdard BMX, worth 350 euro!! Being a KTM, you’ll already know it’s top quality, our bikes have now done 30,000km and are still going strong. The bike comes with 20″ wheels with street tyres, a full set of pegs for doing grinds (or giving backers) and a giro for doing handlebar spins or tailwhips, if you feel inclined to do some crazy tricks that is.
We also have a 4 man Galaxy 400 tent, kindly donated by the excellent Great Outdoors outdoor store in Dublin. The tent has a porch and two separate rooms with enough headroom to stand in, perfect for a weekends camping with a few mates, check out the 3D walkthrough of the tent here.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these great prizes, you’ll have to be at our Homecoming Party, so come along and join in, all proceeds will go directly to AWARE.
Prague – Czech Republic
Do you remember where you were for the moon landing or when JFK was shot? Well the following date is as important if not more so, because on 15th May is the Big Homecoming Cycle directly followed by a party so raucous it’ll knock your socks off! If you were one of the 200 or so people who joined us for the First Leg cycle, you’ll remember that the atmosphere was incredible, and no doubt the homecoming cycle will be even bigger and better.
The cycle will start in Blackrock college at 3pm and cover the 25km to Greystones on flat roads apart from the small lump that is Bray Head, and will finish at around 5pm at the Greystones Rugby Club, only a few minutes down the road from the town center. There, after 18 months, 30,000km and many arduous hours in the saddle, we’ll complete the First Irish Circumnavigation of the World by Bicycle! Of course, after completing such a mammoth task, one needs to celebrate, so there’ll be a big party with live music, DJ’s, Raffle, Barbeque, and lots, lots more…..
So dust off your bike, get your party hat on, and come down and join us! All proceeds in aid of Aware, more details to follow soon, watch this space.
Quito – Ecuador
This weekend, ex Revolutionary, Emma Jane will be competing in the Wicklow 100 race to raise funds for Aware. The couse will take her and the 3000 other cyclists (including my Dad) from Dublin, through the Wicklow hills and back again. Emma cycled with us in Peru from Cuzco to Ica, and ascended some of the longest climbs we´ve done so far. With legs trained in the mighty Andes, a cycle through Wicklow, minus the panniers, should be a doddle.
You can help her reach her target of 2000euro, (currently 1500euro) by donating on her secure online donation page.
Christmas is a great time when everything is going well. Unfortunately, thats not always the case for everyone- and the festive season can be a time when people are particularly prone to depressive episodes. For many, Christmas time brings anything but comfort and joy- a time when everyone is supposed to be happy excentuates the difficulties travials and those who are not. Aware provides support for sufferers and their families, especially at this time of the year.
You can support Aware and solve some of your christmass gift problems with an official Revolution Cycle t-shirt delivered to your door for a little over €20. Follow this link to find out more.
100% of proceeds go directly to Aware
Find out more about Aware or details of their Surviving Christmas Lecture on Wednesday the 10th click here.
We’re using a new service provided by Sanoodi to map our route and share our adventure around the world. Our Blackberry is loaded with their excellent Smap software which, when activated, uploads our route directly to the Sanoodi site. It provides us with lots of interesting info on average speeds, elevation etc. The route above is Tuesday’s progress.
For more see our page at Sanoodi.com
Just a brief reminder that the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe begins this Sunday with a massive charity cycle from Blackrock College to the Happy Pear in Greystones in aid of Aware.
So dust of that bike, wrap up warm and join us on the first leg of an expedition around the world. If you cant make the cycle be sure to join us at the Happy Pear for face painting and festivities.
For more info on the First Leg Cycle see the details sheet here and download a Sponsorship Form below.
Don’t forget, raise €100 and receive a free Revolution t-shirt!
Get your own online Revolution sponsorship form here or download a pdf sponsorship form here
We’ve teamed up with one of our Sponsors, Bubble Brothers to do a presentation in the beautiful Blackrock Observatory in Cork on the 5th of November.
All proceeds to AWARE, hope to see you there!!