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Post  till on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:29 pm

As most of you know i'll be embarking on a 1000mile charity ride on the 7th April from J O'Groats to Lands End on a 50cc moped.
This was organised on Volkszone for www.brads.org.uk/ and will take a week ending with a Vw show in Cornwall www.vwaction.com/vwactionsw/.
Yesterday I dropped the bike off to the guy who is transporting the ped up there for me and I will not see it again until the start so hopefully i've fixed everything and she won't let me down!
It's a 2001 Piaggio NRG which has been de retricted and has a massive top speed of 50mph (even with my 10stone (ish) fat arse on it). I thought of getting an old RD/DT 50 or something with gears but i'm a lazy git so got a nice comfy 'twist and go'.



Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me and those who i haven't collared send me a text me with the amount you'd like to pledge and i'll add you to the list or you can donate at www.justgiving.com/JOGLE4BRADS.
Wish me luck
Cheers,Ade
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Post  dud-dubz on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:16 am

good luck matey just donated at justgiving have a good time Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  till on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:20 am

Good stuff, Cheers dude Very Happy
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Post  mikeyweaves on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:00 am

Yeah good luck dude! Are you taking a laptop or anything to keep us updated with pics and stuff? Will donate on just giving page now too. Very Happy
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Post  till on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Cheers Mikey, I haven't got a laptop but i'll update using my phone.
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Post  andiweaves on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:32 am

Good luck Ade. I think you are mad but them i s'pose we all already knew that. lol
Let us know how you get on. Are you needing cheese straws for the journey???

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Post  till on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:57 pm

andiweaves wrote:Good luck Ade. I think you are mad but them i s'pose we all already knew that. lol
Let us know how you get on. Are you needing cheese straws for the journey???

Cheers, Andi. I'm gonna need it Very Happy Would those cheese straws be marmite ones Wink x
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Post  Baydreambeliever on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:40 am

Good luck Ade hope your going to pack plenty of Sudacream for those sore cheeks its a long way!!!!
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Post  andiweaves on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:16 am

They can be ade lol

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Post  till on Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:12 am

Baydreambeliever wrote:Good luck Ade hope your going to pack plenty of Sudacream for those sore cheeks its a long way!!!!

Sudacream is for babies! I'm used to sitting on my arse all day!
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Post  till on Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:14 am

andiweaves wrote:They can be ade lol

Mmmm, marmite Very Happy Apparently it's good for keeping the midges away Wink
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Post  deano 777 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:15 pm

Good luck Ade, can you add me to the list for £20 have a safe journey mate xx

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Post  till on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:21 am

deano 777 wrote:Good luck Ade, can you add me to the list for £20 have a safe journey mate xx

Cheers Dean, I don't think we'll be using Jacks mates van now but i'll give you a shout if i need a hand Wink
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Post  till on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:07 pm

I'm just leaving.
We're driving riving halfway up to John O'Groats today and the rest Friday and will start the ride 8 O'clock Saturday morning. See you all soon. Very Happy
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Post  deano 777 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:50 pm

Good luck Ade, don't forget the pile cream. Twisted Evil

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Post  laurietcr on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:01 pm

Good luck mate hope the weathers not too bad Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Dubpete on Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:49 pm

good luck ade! hope the hairdryer doesn't break. see ya soon!
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Post  laurietcr on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:45 pm

Just had a text from Ade to say he finished the first leg no problems. the bikes going well others had issues and failure.

Heres some pics stolen from Danny Lord




This the start of day 2. they will be a few hours in to it by now though

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Post  mikeyweaves on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:31 pm

Had a text from Ade yesterday - all is going well and he was about to ride over Glen Co!



He says his bike is doing really well and he doesn't have a sore arse yet................ Very Happy
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Post  Rob on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:59 am

Blatantly stolen from facebook but what the hell.



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Post  till on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:19 pm

Hi all, got back late last night, the guy who took the ped up there and brought it back (www.preciousmetaltransport.co.uk/) lives in Essex so he dropped me and my trusty steed near the Dartford tunnel and i rode back from there.
The ped ran really well with only one little hiccup, it broke down in heavy rain on day five, a 138 mile leg from Worksop to Cirencester. The coil had either got soaked or it just failed but i had a spare on me so she was up and running again in 10mins.

Now time to bore you with my holiday snaps Rolling Eyes

Our campsite at J O'Groats.


One of many piss stops.


Our group split into two as some bikes were a lot slower than others and our 'quicker' group soon attracted the attention of Scotlands police man Very Happy


Lochness


This was our campsite in the Lake District,it had been raining pretty much all day before we arrived and didn't stop all the time we were there. A low point in the trip when many thought of going home. Thankfully they didn't.

The weather improved as we headed south into the west country and our quicker group were making good progress in the drier weather so we often had time for lengthy lunch breaks


The last leg of the route was the long boring A30 so we tried to break it up by using some of the country roads which weaved through some great scenery.


Lands end Very Happy



Some of the bikes that people brought along were never going to make it and some suprised us all, like this Shocked


This was ridden by a guy who quickly became known as Crazy Bob. I will tell you more about his antics later but he and his mates constantly got lost and it was soon apparent why. This was his route map

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Post  mikeyweaves on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:23 pm

Bloomin' fantastic Ade! Very Happy

Glad you made it back OK - I wish we could've all made it down to Cornwall to bring you and your stead home..........................maybe next time!

VERY WELL DONE DUDE!
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Post  till on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:36 pm

mikeyweaves wrote:Bloomin' fantastic Ade! Very Happy

Glad you made it back OK - I wish we could've all made it down to Cornwall to bring you and your stead home..........................maybe next time!

VERY WELL DONE DUDE!

Cheers Dude. There is talk of doing another run next year maybe somewhere from here to a destination in europe.
Maybe we can get a Valley vee dubbers team together?
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Post  Rob on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:23 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, even if you did get a little damp.
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Post  laurietcr on Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:18 am

Well done Ade. cheers

I was just looking at someones pics on facebook and your bikes like a grand tourer compared to others lol!
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