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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Jens Voigt "Shut up Legs Charity Ride" Still a Few Places Left!


There are still a few places left to ride with Tour De France stage winner and cycling legend Jens Voigt!
Jens Voigt is coming to the New Forest in April!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride with arguably the most popular road professional still racing today. Two time yellow jersey wearer, with a team time trial and two individual Tour de France stage wins on his extensive palmares, Jens Voigt www.radioshackleopardtrek.com shows no signs of slowing down, as a great stage win in last years US Pro Challenge proved. For anyone who has enjoyed watching his fighting spirit, this is a ride not to miss.

After eighteen months of planning and a few headaches, a charity ride in the New Forest for www.epilepsysociety.org.uk will take place in the Spring of 2013. Ride organizer and local fundraiser Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) is the father of Amy, who has suffered with Epilepsy, ADHD and learning difficulties for 15 years. Throughout their long-standing friendship with Jens, Stuart and Amy have received incredible support, and he has regularly helped to raise money for a very worthy cause. Somehow Jens found some time in his busy racing schedule and immediately agreed to come over and ride the event, saying "I'm looking forward to riding in the New Forest and raising a good deal of money for Amy's charity.”

How to participate :

1)
Be an individual/company sponsor (minimum £250) and meet Jens the night before the event at an exclusive social gathering.

2)
Ride the event, which will cover approximately 50 miles with 200 riders in groups of 16, leaving at five-minute intervals. Stuart and Jens will leave with the first group and drop back to join the following groups at designated intervals. Groups will ride at about 16-18mph, and be small enough that everyone has the chance to ride with Jens.

Entry to the ride will cost £100, and includes free food and drink in the event headquarters after the ride, an item signed by Jens, and automatic entry in to a prize draw of cycling goodies from numerous local retailers and Trek. Of course Jens will be available for a chat throughout.
Payment is to be made no later than 14 days before the event, or your place will be offered to another applicant. You will then receive a wristband that will give entry to the secure ride compound. No wristband, no entry, so don't forget it!

To limit the risk of gatecrashers, the event location will only be sent out 48hrs before the event. It’s in your own interest to keep it to yourself!

3)
Non-riders can apply for a £20 wristband that entitles you to meet Jens back in the headquarters after the ride. Amy will have photos of Jens available, which he will sign for a donation to her Wishing Well. This wristband will not entitle you to the free signed item or prize draw.

This is a unique chance to meet a legendary super domestique, and raise money for a good cause. A communication to accepted riders on March 1st will publicise more details of the event. Please understand that Jens will have to leave immediately after the post-ride event for his next races in Europe and the USA, but we are extremely grateful to team RadioShack for letting him come to the UK during his racing season.

All riders are expected to have personal insurance either with the BCF or CTC as the organisers will not be held responsible for any accidents or injuries incurred during the day.

ENTRY DETAILS FROM stuart_singlespeed@hotmail.co.uk visit Stuart's just giving page, top right.

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