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VMI Superheroes - Cycling to Raise £10K for Victims of Landmines

VMI Superheroes - Cycling to Raise £10K for Victims of Landmines

We are hoping raise 10K for Victims of Landmines for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) because every day 18 people are maimed/killed by landmines.

It's true - every day 18 people have their lives changed forever and the tragedy is that mostly this affects children, who are just playing.

It is a cruel, capricious act of deliberately maiming/hurting/killing people and in Syria is is becoming worse, with remote controls and fridge doors acting as booby traps in peoples' own homes when they return.

This is a charity whose aims are close to my heart and we are planning 2 events for the Heroes in my company.

We plan on 12-13 August to cycle from VMI's London HQ to the Bristol branch - just over 120 miles in 2 days and then also in on 11-12 September, to cycle from London to Amsterdam, for the start of the international IBC Television symposium.  This 257 mile trip (including ferry crossing) will take us also 2 days and we hope that individuals and companies will give generously.

You are welcome to donate to our cause through JustGiving, or as a company, you can sponsor our ride with a donation and we will include your logo on our team shirts - see below under Corporate Sponsorship.

I have used Justgiving for a long time and they promise that your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

 

 

Thank you for reading my story, now please help these victims, whose lives were irrevocably changed in an instant.

 

 

Become a Corporate Sponsor

OK, so you don't want to do any riding and you want your company to support the cause...

This is great, as we all are going to be wearing custom Superhero cycle jerseys and the good news is that we have lots of space for your logos!  Click on the Cycle Jersey for details.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR

 

 

 

 

Ride 1: 12-13 August. London-Bristol.  131 miles (209km)

This is a ride from VMI's London HQ to the VMI Bristol branch.  It shouldn't be too challenging but for fun, we plan to camp overnight and have a nice barbeque and beers (weather permitting of course!).

Jay follows us in the support vehicle, carrying tents and BBQ, coolbox and beers.

 See the full route here.

Day 1 North Acton - Newbury (Oakley Farm Campsite) 62 miles (100km)

We leave London on Saturday 12th August and ride 65 miles, mostly along a canal tow path.  

Destination: Oakley Farm Caravan Park  Website Penwood Road, Wash Water, Newbury RG20 0LP

We strike camp in the evening and have some fun!.

Day 2. Newbury Campsite - VMI Bristol - 72.8m (116km)

A slightly longer ride which includes the Bristol and Bath disused railway cycle path.

Everyone will be expected to do some fundraising of their own) and above all else, this ride should be a lot of fun.

Getting home – Jay will bring the bikes back to London in the back of his Van and you will probably have to train it back home from Bristol back at your own expense too.

Cost

Presently committed are:

  1. Barry Bassett
  2. Ali Wilson
  3. Moses Fapohunda
  4. Jack Cherrington
  5. Arturo Franceski
  6. Jon Noad (Provisional)
  7. Jay Patel (in support vehicle)

Any other cyclists interested in taking part, please email Barry.  You will be expected to raise minimum £200 of fundraising please to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/VMISuperheroes 

 

Ride 2: 11-12 September. London-Amsterdam.  265 miles (421km)

This is a more serious ride from VMI's London HQ to the Amsterdam RAI and is for accomplished cyclists only.  

See the full route here.

Day 1: VMI to Felixtowe – 150k (93 miles)

Tuesday night crossing Felixtowe to Hook of Holland: https://www.stenaline.co.uk/book#booking/SailingsFaresByTripType

Day 2: Hook of Holland to Amsterdam (81km)

You should aim to bring paniers or rucksack with limited provisions and the ARRI team may be able to take a case to Amsterdam with them to save you bringing too much, providing sufficient notice is given.  

Cost:

Since the cabins will book out, it is CRUCIAL that you book your crossing and a cabin if you want to have a good night's sleep, which is very important for us!

Presently committed are:

  1. Barry Bassett
  2. Mark Dollery
  3. Jay O'Dedra

Any cyclists interested in taking part, please email Barry.  You will be expected to raise minimum £200 of sponsorship please. 

VMI Superheroes Justgiving Site

VMI Superheroes Sponsors' Page

I have used Justgiving for a long time and they promise that your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting

 

 

Barry Bassett, Managing Director, VMI.TV Ltd.  07966 531182

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Author: Barry Bassett

Date: 2017-06-03 06:26:56

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Barry Bassett 19 days ago

Happy Hour are sponsoring the ride - who will be next?

Barry Bassett 19 days ago

Canon UK have also just agreed to sponsor the ride too. Thanks Canon!

Barry Bassett 19 days ago

ProAV have agreed to sponsor the ride - thank you!

VMI are proud sponsors of:

The British Society of Cinematographers The Guild of Television Cameramen The Guild of British Camera Technicians Plasa - Rental Guard Plasa member Cinematography Mailing List Xhire - Anri fraud network